IGPO 2023 Regional Alumni Symposium group photo

With an eye on strengthening the United States’ strategic partnerships in the Indo-Pacific, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) brought together more than 100 international graduates for the inaugural NPS Regional Alumni Symposium in Singapore, Sept. 5-7.

The event, hosted by NPS’ International Graduate Programs Office (IGPO), was not only a gathering of NPS alumni representing 14 countries from throughout the region, it advanced a key objective of Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro’s strategic guidance to strengthen and maintain international alliances and partnerships for maritime advantage. The symposium was sponsored by the Department of State as part of the U.S. International Military Education Training (IMET) program in support of the National Defense Strategy.

Read the full news story about the symposium here.

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Celebrating NPS International Alumni in Singapore.

More than 100 international alumni of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) gathered in Singapore in September of 2023 for the first NPS Regional Alumni Symposium, hosted by the school’s International Graduate Programs Office (IGPO). The event helped advance a key objective of the Secretary of the Navy’s strategic guidance – strengthening strategic partnerships in the Indo-Pacific region. 
The symposium was sponsored by the Department of State as part of the U.S. International Military Education Training (IMET) program. NPS alumni from 14 nations participated in three days of plenary sessions and panels covering a range of regional security topics, facilitated by NPS educators who also provided updates on current research in emerging technologies related research, and innovation initiatives to accelerate applications.
“This inaugural gathering in the Indo-Pacific is recognition of the importance of this part of the world, and your significant contributions and role in maintaining a free and open Into-Pacific,” said Adm. Sam Paparo, NPS alumnus and Commander, U.S Pacific Fleet, in a video message to the attendees. “For our area of prime importance in the world, there’s only one way to sustain and strengthen the international rules-based order and that’s through our friendships, alliances and partnerships.”

It was clear from the onset that long-lasting global friendships and shared memories bring special meaning and significance known only to NPS alumni! For a full recap of the event: read the full news story here, see the photos, and watch the video below.