Visitors to the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Studies (CIRPAS) are likely to be struck by two things, the odd-looking aircraft and instrumentation that dominate the center’s hangar, and the fact that despite the very serious work that occurs at CIRPAS, its world-class research team does not take itself too seriously.
Associate Counsel, Intellectual Property Attorney Lisa Norris, and her assistant, Paralegal Kate Black-Will, are an Army of two, with a singular mission to protect the intellectual property of NPS students and faculty.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s latest class of new alumni celebrated the culmination of their studies, Sept. 26, during the university’s quarterly graduation ceremony in King Auditorium. The 400-strong Summer Quarter 2014 graduating class included members of the Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Air Force as well as some 163 DOD civilians, first responders and 35 international officers.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) student Navy Ens. Chris Fussman recently presented findings to U.S. Navy leadership in the Pentagon that refutes some common misconceptions surrounding the use of ship-borne, high-power lasers, an area of research with important implications to naval strategists.
“I was always told that it was a career killer, and I for one am gratified that we are proving otherwise,” said Marine Corps Lt. Col. John Dobrydney, commanding officer of Marine Wing Communications Squadron – 18 at Camp Foster in Okinawa, Japan.
As the largest partner in Hartnell College’s summer internship program, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) enjoyed an undeniable presence during Hartnell’s latest Internship Symposium, Aug. 22. More importantly, the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Symposium showcased the impact of what can happen when NPS and other entities partner with the local college community.
If you have a received a student award or participated in the America’s Heroes Charity Golf Tournament, chances are you have rubbed elbows with one of the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) long-time supporters, the NPS Foundation.
Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. David K. Heebner returned to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to speak to the university’s students, faculty and staff, August 13, as a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecturer. An icon in air missile defense circles and current senior executive for General Dynamics corporation, the 1976 operations research/systems analysis graduate was welcomed back to campus with the university’s prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award, presented by NPS President retired Vice Adm. Ronald A. Route in King Auditorium following Heebner’s address.
When the Naval Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) needed to assess the overall cost-effectiveness of a cold-formed steel mobile factory for Navy applications in a real-world environment, they turned to Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Information Sciences Lecturer Brian Steckler and two students from the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy. Steckler and his students responded, traveling to Southeast Asia during the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) operations to perform a comprehensive financial and business case assessment that put the system to the test.
Military Advisor for the Brazil Minister of Defense, Vice Admiral Almir Garnier Santos of the Federal Republic of Brazil Navy was presented with the Naval Postgraduate School’s Distinguished Alumni Award during a brief ceremony, August 7. The award recognizes NPS graduates who demonstrate extraordinary leadership, have achieved an accomplished career in military service, and for continued support of graduate education and of NPS.
Visitors to the Naval Postgraduate School campus can often be seen touring the institution’s well-known administration building, Herrmann Hall, admiring its distinctive architecture and compelling craftsmanship and public art. And thanks to the efforts of NPS Dudley Knox Library Special Collections Manager John Sanders, the university’s dynamic history and that of the former Hotel Del Monte it resides in, will now permanently be on display for all in the new NPS Welcome and Historic Center.
The National Research Council (NRC) completed its comprehensive review of specialized military graduate education in the Department of Defense, and the final report, released late June, has awarded high marks to the Naval Postgraduate School, noting its value to the nation is far greater than its costs.
It’s no secret that women are historically under-represented in the STEM disciplines, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and have been for some time. Since 1990, the National Research Council’s standing Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine has been charged with monitoring and advocating for action to increase the number of women entering the STEM workforce.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) honored some 313 graduates earning 318 advanced degrees during its Spring Quarter Graduation Ceremony at King Auditorium, June 20.
Rear Adm. P. Gardner Howe, a 1995 graduate of the special operations/low intensity conflict (SOLIC) curriculum at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), has been named the next President of the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
Over the past several years, the Naval Postgraduate School’s Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program has become a popular curriculum for Navy and Department of Defense commands seeking to provide advanced education for mid-management personnel, especially DOD civilians, looking to advance their skills in the unique realm of defense management.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Professor Alex Bordetsky recently brought together an international team of students; U.S., Polish and Norwegian Special Forces (SF), NATO observers and industry representatives to conduct an international Weapons of Mass Destruction Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (WMD ISR) experimentation program at sites throughout Northwest Poland, May 6-12.
The Senate confirmed Robert O. Work, a retired Marine Corps colonel and NPS alumnus, to be the next deputy secretary of defense.
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, the Honorable Juan M. Garcia III, traveled to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) campus to serve as guest speaker for the investiture of university President retired Vice Adm. Ronald A. Route during a traditional academic ceremony in King Auditorium, April 23.
U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. visited the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and spoke at length to students, faculty and staff in King Auditorium, April 4.
U.S Ambassador Frank Urbancic, a regional attaché with the State Department’s non-proliferation office, recently traveled with a contingent of Moroccan border security professionals to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) for a two-week seminar dedicated to, amongst other things, state responses to extremism and religiously motivated violence.
Lt. Eric Priest, an NPS mechanical engineering alumnus now stationed at the Navy Recruiting Command in Millington, Tenn., recently met Phil Jones, the 75-year-old recipient of Priest’s bone marrow thanks to a transplant operation coordinated by the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program.
NPS Provost Dr. Douglas A. Hensler delivered the keynote address at NPS' Winter Quarter Graduation Ceremony in King Auditorium, March 28. NPS honored 316 students from 23 nations earning 323 advanced graduate degrees at the ceremony.
The Naval Postgraduate School hosted a group of high school students from the Monterey Academy of Oceanographic Science (MAOS) for an afternoon of activities and demonstrations to encourage pursuit of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
A veteran team of seasoned Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) professionals wrapped up their weeklong Naval Postgraduate School orientation program, March 7, in preparation for the two-year distance learning Executive Master of Business Administration curriculum.
Naval Support Activity (NSA) Monterey's Police Department and civilian emergency services teamed up for an extensive training exercise, February 24-28. Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield (SC-CS) is designed to increase compatibility between military and civilian emergency services through two weeks of crisis response, anti-terrorism and force protection exercises.
Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, head of the United States Southern Command (Southcom), spoke to a packed house of Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students, faculty and staff in NPS’ King Auditorium, Feb. 19.
Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark E. Ferguson met with students, faculty, and staff at the Naval Postgraduate School Feb. 12, to discuss strategic perspectives that will impact future naval operations and readiness.
NPS student Lt. Cmdr. Marc Bumatay worked with local service members and volunteers during the NPS Hastily Formed Networks deployment to the Philippines in support of Operation Damayan. Bumatay, a native Filipino, volunteered for the operation through a longtime tradition of communal spirit and cooperation among Filipinos known as “Bayanihan.”
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Joint Executive Systems Engineering Management - Product Development 21st Century (SEM-PD21) program is working to bring together senior engineering and technical professionals from across the Department of Defense (DOD) and private industry in order to revolutionize the military’s acquisition process.
Operations Research Department Associate Professor Nita Shattuck was awarded the Surface Navy Association (SNA) Literary Award at the SNA Annual Symposium in Springfield, VA, Jan. 15. Shattuck was recognized alongside co-author, retired Navy Capt. John Cordle for their article, A Sea Change in Standing Watch, which addressed the importance of sleep as it applies to operational readiness.
The U.S. Southern Command (Southcom) has embarked on an ambitious international CubeSat program, and turned to the Naval Postgraduate School for help.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) honored its latest round of graduates during the 2013 Fall Quarter Graduation Ceremony held in King Auditorium, Dec. 20.
Students from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and nearby Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) joined the regional community in welcoming Army Sgt. Brian Jergens and family to their new home during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Hollister, Calif., Dec. 12.
Naval Postgraduate School operations analysis student Lt. John Sprague was officially presented with the Navy League of the United States Vice Adm. Robert F. Batchelder Award by university President, retired Vice Adm. Ronald A. Route, during a small ceremony in Herrmann Hall, Nov. 19.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Hastily Formed Networks (HFN) Research Group deployed to the Central Philippines, Nov. 18, to support disaster recovery efforts in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
Naval Postgraduate School alumni, Navy Cmdrs. Richard N. Massie and Leif E. Mollo, have been selected to receive the Navy’s coveted Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership, and will be honored during a Pentagon ceremony later this Fall.
The inaugural cohort of the distance learning human systems integration degree program graduated this past quarter and included civilians from the Departments of the Navy and Marine Corps, a Navy officer, and a contractor working with the Department of Defense.
Students and faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) are working with NASA scientists 60 feet beneath the ocean’s surface at Florida International University’s Aquarius Habitat on a novel effort that seeks to fundamentally transform the possibilities of human-robot collaboration.
Students at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) recently participated in a warfare innovation workshop designed to challenge students to analyze a series of scenarios wherein U.S. forces are drawn into a conflict in the South China Sea.
Mercury 7 astronaut and NPS alumnus retired Navy Cmdr. M. Scott Carpenter passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, from complications related to a recent stroke.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) honored 400 students earning 412 graduate degrees during the 2013 Summer Quarter Graduation Ceremony held in King Auditorium, Sept. 27.
Freelance journalist Joshua Foust and University of Denver Visiting Associate Professor Heather M. Roff joined NPS Department of Defense Analysis Assistant Professor Bradley J. Strawser for a unique debate on the ethics of unmanned combat systems.
Following a Naval Postgraduate School course in how to approach seemingly insurmountable problems, Lt. Darryl Diptee was inspired to create the Emotional Vitality Assistant, a smartphone application that provides service members with immediate access to mental health resources.
An emergency management professional from Washington state and a retired New York City police detective are the 2013-14 Center for Homeland Defense and Security Distinguished Alumni Fellows.
When the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) recently joined regional leaders, educators and students at the Hartnell College Internship Symposium, Aug. 24, the inner workings and broad impact of an ambitious program to partner local college students with leading researchers at the Navy’s prestigious graduate school began to shine.
Fleet and Family Support Center staff Heather Ruppert-Cleary, left, and Katherine Chevalier, right, provide the front lines of defense for the Navy’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program across NPS and all Naval Support Activity Monterey tenant activities.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s Joint Interagency Field Exploration (JIFX) program brought together more than 400 researchers, scientists, first responders and military personnel, Aug. 5-8, to conduct a flurry of experiments and evaluations at the California National Guard’s Camp Roberts facility in southern Monterey County, Calif.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Distributed Information Systems Experimentation (DISE) research group recently completed an ambitious series of experiments at Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake designed to create a mobile Internet architecture that facilitates defense command and control (C2) requirements as well as Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) dissemination.
NPS faculty and staff have been working with senior naval flag officers across the service to prepare them for some of the Navy’s most challenging assignments around the world.
Retired Vice Adm. Ronald A. Route, pictured during his tenure at the Naval War College, was appointed to be the next President of the Naval Postgraduate School by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, July 16.
After completing her thesis in ballistic missile defense (BMD), Lt. Meghan Gray takes a rare opportunity to participate in a multinational BMD exercise held at NPS.
Lt. Cmdr. Autumn Daniel dominated this past quarter’s Naval Postgraduate School graduate awards, honored with four in total including the top award given each quarter, the Monterey Council Navy League Award for Highest Academic Achievement.
Pakistan Air Force Wing Commander Lt. Col. Kashif Jamal Khan, a graduate of the university’s defense analysis program, has earned this past Spring Quarter’s top international student award.
U.S. Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service, was inducted into the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Hall of Fame during the university’s Spring Quarter Graduation ceremony, June 21.
Lt. Cmdr. Victor Glover, a 2009 alumnus of the Naval Postgraduate School, was announced as one of only eight new astronauts by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, June 17. Glover becomes NPS’ 41st graduate to become a NASA astronaut, more than any other postgraduate university in the world.
Turkish Air Force Officer 1st Lt. Begum Ozcan has been selected as the Naval Postgraduate School’s spring quarter recipient of the prestigious MORS/Tisdale Award.
Former Expeditionary Strike Group 2 Commander, retired Rear Adm. Terrence E. McKnight shared his experiences fighting pirates in the Gulf of Aden with students at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), June 4.
The first cohort of enlisted service members to attend the Naval Postgraduate School’s Master’s of Applied Cyber Operations degree program are preparing to graduate.
Pakistani Air Force Air Commodore Shahid Latif Bajwa will graduate with outstanding thesis honors during the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) upcoming Summer Graduation Ceremony, an honor bestowed upon less than 10 percent of the school’s graduates and the first of its kind to a senior Pakistani officer.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) has graduated its first cohort of students through the Master of Cyber Systems and Operations (CSO) degree program, and student-driven research is already showing promise, and producing results.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Executive Education (CEE) provided a four-day course to flag officers and Department of the Navy civilian senior executives, May 6-9, entitled “Leading Innovation.” The course is designed to provide Navy leaders with the skills and mindset to encourage innovation as it relates to organizational success in the Navy.
The Navy’s fleet has been powered by a broad spectrum of sources over the past two centuries, from wind and coal, to diesel and nuclear. The service has set a determined course for energy independence, a true cultural change in how the Navy, Marine Corps view energy, but to achieve that change, they will need a new breed of energy-intelligent officer.
Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Mark Ferguson addressed Naval Postgraduate School students, faculty and staff during an all-hands call on the university campus, April 25.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s International Day, a cultural showcase of diversity in the student population, returned to campus with near record crowds as more than 25 countries offered food, faire and information along the campus quad, April 27.
Marine Corps students at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) are giving back to the local community through a Marine led student-mentoring program, Motivating Others Through Outreach (MOTO).
Dr. Douglas A. Hensler has been selected to serve as the 14th provost of the Naval Postgraduate School the university announced April 11.
NPS recently welcomed a contingent of FBI employees into the Executive Master of Business Administration curriculum.
The Naval Support Activity Monterey (NSAM), home to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), was recently awarded two prestigious Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) awards for cultural resource management and installation sustainability.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) honored 366 students earning 367 advanced graduate degrees during NPS’ Winter Graduation Ceremony at King Auditorium, March 29.
Recent NPS graduates, U.S. Army Majors Charles Ergenbright and Sean Hubbard teamed for their graduate thesis outlining proposed upgrades to high-occupancy facilities and institutions of higher education to minimize the loss of life from active shooters.
Army Special Forces Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Linnel developed the Lighthouse Sensitive Site Exploitation application through his studies in the NPS defense analysis program. The app provides a platform for the collection and rapid analysis of intelligence data, and is currently in pilot field-testing.
NPS President’s Student Council aims to get students from all services engaged in the campus community, ensuring that student questions and concerns are heard, and that information handed down by NPS leadership is communicated to the student body.
Late February brought two of the military’s leading energy officials to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) campus for the Defense Energy Speakers’ Seminar series, part of the university’s comprehensive Defense Energy Program.
Students, faculty and staff from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) conducted Joint Interagency Field Experiment (JIFX) 12-2 with representatives from the Department of Defense’s combatant commands (COCOMs), as well as federal, local and state agencies at Camp Roberts, Calif., Feb. 11-14.
Just over 50 years have passed since the naval postgraduate school awarded Its first degree in management. Since then, the current graduate school of Business and public policy has developed a portfolio of defense-focused, degree Programs to directly address the business needs of the defense enterprise.
Faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) have developed a shipping resupply program that aims to save the Navy millions of dollars in fuel costs.
The most recent graduates from the Naval War College Monterey Program gathered for a ceremony on campus, Jan. 29. Since the program’s inception in 1999, more than 3,000 officers have completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase I certification through the partnership while concurrently completing their NPS degrees.
Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, visited the Naval Postgraduate School, Jan 31.
Marine Corps Maj. Robert Dyer, an active duty Marine and Naval Postgraduate school alumnus, has developed and marketed a nutritional energy shot that he envisioned while deployed to Afghanistan.
Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert met with NPS students, faculty and staff to discuss where the Navy is presently, and where leadership hopes to focus efforts in the future. He took questions from attendees, addressing a range of issues that matter to the Navy community – from budget and resources to the role of training and education for the fleet.
Former Under Secretary of the Army Nelson Ford visited GSBPP students, Jan. 18, for a special guest lecture on the federal budget. The class also took part in a budget simulation where they were challenged to explore ways to reduce federal debt.
Retired U.S. Navy Capt., motivational author, and former commander of the USS Santa Fe, David Marquet, addressed Naval Postgraduate School students, faculty and staff in the university’s King Auditorium, Jan 15. Marquet gained notoriety across the Navy when he transformed the Santa Fe and its crew from a reputation for failure to award-winning success.
Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers, Commander of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F), spent an afternoon addressing a contingent of Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Information Dominance Corps (IDC) students during an all hands call on the university campus, Jan. 8.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation Institute (MOVES), in partnership with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), has developed a graduate-level certificate program that provides health care simulation center directors, staff, users and supporters with state of the art education focused on the theory and practice of health care simulation.
NPS CHDS alumnus, Inglewood Police Lt. James Madia represented his department as planning coordinator and event commander for the transport of the Space Shuttle Endeavour through the streets of Inglewood on its way to the California Science Center.
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (ASN M&RA) Juan M. Garcia joined Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Interim President Rear Adm. Jan E. Tighe in welcoming local community leadership onto campus in an effort to foster improved cooperation, Dec. 19.
As Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Interim President Rear Adm. Jan Tighe moves forward as leader of the institution, she spent a short time with Congressman Sam Farr discussing Navy's commitment to NPS during a campus meeting, Dec. 7.
Under Secretary of the Navy Robert O. Work introduces NPS alumna Rear Adm. Jan Tighe as the university's interim president.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) recently welcomed Washington Post Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran for the latest installment of the Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture series, Nov. 27.
An NPS Executive MBA capstone project leads to the re-establishment of a Search and Rescue unit at Naval Air Station Lemoore.
Acclaimed author and retired U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. James G. Zumwalt addressed students, faculty and staff during the latest Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture at the Naval Postgraduate School, Nov. 14.
NPS Cyber Systems and Operations student Lt. Jason Hughes was presented the Vice Adm. Richard W. Mayo Award during a small ceremony, Nov. 5.
More than 240 girls from grades 5-10 gathered Saturday, Oct. 27, at NPS’ Monterey campus for the Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference meant to promote interest in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The event included a series of hands-on workshops that exposed the students to possible careers or studies in STEM.
NPS Operations Research (OR) student Marine Corps Maj. David Coté centered his thesis work on developing a mathematical model for predicting treatment retention and program completion for veterans participating in an addiction treatment program.
Nigerian Army Lt. Col. Umar Aminu, a student at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), believes that education is the key to national unity and healing in his country.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumnus Cmdr. Chase D. Patrick of Manassas, Va., has been honored as one of two recipients of the Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership.
Renowned Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumnus and former USS Bainbridge (DDG-96) commander, U.S. Navy Capt. Frank Castellano, recently addressed students and faculty at NPS’ King Auditorium, Oct. 16.
The presidents of several area colleges and universities joined 17th District Representative, Congressmen Sam Farr, and Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) President Dan Oliver on the NPS campus for candid discussion on a wide range of topics, including the economics of higher education and opportunities for collaborative educational and research programs.
Lt. Gen. Rhett A. Hernandez, Commanding General of U.S. Army Cyber Command/U.S. 2nd Army, spent two days at the Naval Postgraduate School for an exploratory review of the university's cyber education and research programs, Oct. 1-2.
A familiar face returned to campus, Sept. 25, as NPS welcomed Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and America’s Security Affairs Paul Stockton for a campus visit, meetings with faculty and students, and a special Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture.
NPS national security affairs doctoral student Cmdr. Dan Straub weighs the benefits and challenges of using private security contractors for United Nations peacekeeping efforts in his upcoming dissertation.
Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5), delivered the graduation keynote address during the summer 2012 commencement exercises, Sept. 21.
Researchers at the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Common Operational Research Environment (CORE) Lab have embarked on several innovative programs that allow both intelligence analysts and tactical operators to visualize the battlefield as never seen before.
Each year, about seven students from the Naval Postgraduate School travel to the U. S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I., to become Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group (CNO SSG) Director Fellows.
Naval Postgraduate School summer interns recently served as mentors for Monterey County youth in a summer camp to help to grow interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The Naval Postgraduate School's Defense Analysis (DA) department has created an internship program aimed at giving select students hands-on experience through placement in special operations commands around the world.
Muslim students at the Naval Postgraduate School celebrate the end of the month of Ramadan and the beginning of one of Islam’s most prominent celebrations, Eid al Fitr.
Several hundred members of the Naval Postgraduate School community joined family and close friends of Capt. Alan “Dex” Poindexter for a memorial ceremony, Aug. 10, in honor of the university’s late dean of students.
Commander, Submarine Group 2 (SUBGRU 2) returned to his alma mater, Aug. 1-3, to deliver remarks to Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Undersea Warfare (USW) students, and to strengthen the bond between the university and the operational submarine community.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Leonard Ferrari traveled to the National University of Singapore (NUS) campus to deliver the keynote address to graduating students of the Temasek Defence Systems Institute (TDSI), July 13.
On Saturday, July 21, close to 200 members of the Naval Postgraduate School and local communities made their way from Lovers Point to NPS to pay tribute to the late Capt. Alan "Dex" Poindexter, the university’s beloved Dean of Students and retired astronaut. The NPS Cycling Club hosted the Capt. Alan Poindexter Tribute Ride, led by NPS Cycling Club President, Air Force Capt. Nolan Semrau and Naval Support Activity Monterey Commanding Officer Capt. Gerral David, and invited the community to celebrate Poindexter’s life through one of his favorite pastimes.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Global Center for Security Cooperation (GCSC) held a Consortium Directors’ Conference, Jul. 10-12, at the nearby Monterey Hyatt, adjacent to the NPS campus where the GCSC is headquartered. The conference brought together leadership of the different consortium members for the opportunity to collaborate, network and exchange perspectives on a wide range of topics.
On Sunday, July 1, a tragic accident off the coast of Pensacola, Fla., claimed the life of Naval Postgraduate School Dean of Students and Executive Director of Programs Capt. Alan “Dex” Poindexter.
Enlisted service member first-ever non-commissioned officer to receive the university’s top Army student award.
Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Executive Master’s of Business Administration (EMBA) program celebrated the graduation of the first Flag officer to complete the program Mar. 30
Naval Postgraduate School alumnus Adm. William McRaven, Commander, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), presented a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) and award, June 7, in King Auditorium.
Centered on the theme of “Creating Synergy for Informed Change,” the Naval Postgraduate School’s 9th annual Acquisition Research Symposium brought together nearly 300 acquisition professionals, industry representatives, and researchers to focus on affordability in defense acquisition, and capitalize on the immense body of knowledge created by the symposium’s nine years of shared research. Attendees were presented with academic research and plenary discussion panels hosted by leaders in the defense acquisition community.
On May 15, Naval Postgraduate School students, faculty and staff welcomed aeronautical engineering alumnus Dr. Fenton Carey, a retired naval officer, for a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture entitled “China and the United States: Time to Learn from Each Other and Work Together.”
Miss Latina World 2010, Valencia de la Vega, shared her story with students and their families, May 18 in a special event sponsored by Hartnell Community College and the Naval Postgraduate School’s Cebrowski Institute. De la Vega, an engineer for Intel, spoke about the value of education, and the need for more young women to be involved in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Secretary of the Army John McHugh meets with NPS President Dan Oliver during a campus visit May 21
In a recent NPS SGL Freeman Global Holdings Chief Executive Officer Kevin D. Freeman presented his theory on the causes for the 2008 Financial Meltdown.
NPS electrical engineering alumnus Capt. Robert Crowe, is Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP).
The latest NPS EMBA Cohort Includes students from NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
Under Secretary of the Navy, Robert O. Work, visited his alma mater May 10 to discuss the "State of the Navy" during a special Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture in King Auditorium at Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.
NPS students develop Lighthouse to utilize mobile devices in gathering socio-cultural data for situation awareness.NPS students develop Lighthouse to utilize mobile devices in gathering socio-cultural data for situation awareness.
Submarine Forces Commander Vice Adm. John M. Richardson Highlights NPS Winter Graduation Ceremonies
Retired Cmdr. Kirk S. Lippold, former Commanding Officer (CO) of the USS Cole, speaks to Naval Postgraduate School students, faculty and staff during a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture, Apr. 3
At the invitation of Hiroshi Inomata, Consulate General of Japan, military officers assigned to NPS took part in a ceremony commemorating the one-year anniversary of the 2011 earthquake and ensuing tsunami that devastated Japan in 2011.
After a recent successful test run, two exciting NPS projects are scheduled to head to space in August of this year … one is a CubeSat, a small satellite destined for Low Earth Orbit, and the other, the NPS CubeSat Launcher or NPSCuL, is the payload platform that will carry it there.
President of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, Dr. Yaron Brook speaks during a Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture series (SGL) Feb. 28.
The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) presented the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) with the 2012 Innovations in Networking Award for Educational Applications, Mar. 13, 2012, during CENIC’s Annual Conference in Palo Alto, Calif.
Officials from DLIFLC and NPS celebrated the completion of the NPS/DLIFLC Academic Network Initiative officially recognizing the NPS-assisted migration of the language school to an academic-based .EDU domain.
Fleet Logistics Center San Diego, Monterey Site Manager, Tom Tuttle, saves the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) thousands of dollars.
A group of scientists and researchers, combine new technologies with an old, tried-and-true military aircraft to create the perfect weather-chasing research vessel.
Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson visited his alma mater to offer a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture to students, faculty and staff at the Naval Postgraduate School, Feb. 16. Ferguson addressed Navy budget projections and their impact on the future force, and the Defense Department's renewed focus on the Western Pacific region.
Vice Adm. Michael Rogers, Commander of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and the U.S. 10th Fleet, visited the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to present at the university’s Information Dominance Senior Leader Symposium (IDSLS), Jan. 29-31.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s Dudley Knox Library (DKL) recently launched a mobile version of its website to offer library users easy access anywhere, anytime to the wealth of information and services already offered by the award-winning library.
Neal Ziring, Technical Director in the Information Assurance Directorate at the National Security Agency (NSA), provided a lecture titled “Building Robust Security Solutions Using Layering and Independence,” Jan. 17.
Undersea Warfare student Lt. Timothy Rochholz is exploring the research potential of a new wave-propelled unmanned surface vehicle which industry hopes can replace moored buoys for maritime surveillance.
The Commanding General of the esteemed ‘intellectual center’ of the Army, the Combined Arms Center (CAC), Lt. Gen. David Perkins visited the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) for a series of briefings and meetings with faculty, staff and students, Jan 10.
Marine Corps Capt. Darrell H. Brown analyzes the full life cycle cost savings of using rechargeable batteries over disposables, with striking potential cost reductions in his analyses.
Naval Postgraduate School students in the National Security Affairs Western Hemisphere curriculum and regional Foreign Area Officers gathered in Glasgow Hall on the university campus for a detailed briefing on the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) from the Commander himself, Air Force Gen. Douglas Fraser, Jan. 23.
Transportation Security Administration Chief John Pistole was on the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) campus for a series of meetings and briefings with members of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) and NPS leadership.
A Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) course on survey research methods has provided critical data on distance learning (DL) student usage of the Dudley Knox Library (DKL).
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) inducted two new members, retired Adm. Stan Arthur and Dr. Jack London, to its Hall of Fame during a ceremony, Dec. 2.
NPS Computer Science Professor Geoffrey Xie, recent NPS graduate Lt. Scott Huchton, and Assistant Professor Robert Beverly were awarded the 2011 Fred W. Ellersick Military Communications (MILCOM) Award for the Best Paper in the Unclassified Technical Program, presented at the MILCOM Conference last month.
The NPS community recently welcomed alumnus Capt. Wayne Porter as the new Chair of Systemic Strategy and Complexity under the Global Public Policy Academic Group.
Retired Rear Adm. John Padgett, President of the Naval Submarine League and former Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, presented a special guest lecture, "Future and Way Ahead for the United States Navy Submarine Force," to NPS students, faculty and staff on the NPS campus. The discussion focused on the present state of the silent service, and the changes that could be taking place in the future.
The Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) welcomed guest speaker and NPS alumnus, retired Vice Adm. Joseph Dyer, Chief Operating Officer of iRobot, Inc., to the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Auditorium, Nov. 3.
More than 130 young ladies from around the Monterey Peninsula attended the Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference and Career Fair on Nov. 5, part of ongoing outreach efforts by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to engage young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, and encourage them to explore STEM careers, where women are largely underrepresented.
The two active duty service members, and Naval Postgraduate School Defense Analysis students, use their training to save a surfer's life.
Congressman Sam Farr and other officials were present to the ribbon-cutting ceremony recognizing the completion of Military Construction Project 197, commonly known as P-197.
In late 2004, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Indian Ocean, setting off a series of tsunamis that would devastate coastal cities in 11 countries – from Thailand to Africa. That event, and a trip to Thailand only days later would change the course of Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Researcher Brian Steckler’s career, and simultaneously put NPS on the forefront of communications technologies for humanitarian relief and disaster response (HA/DR) missions.
Major Paul Brister, U.S. Air Force special tactics officer and graduate from the doctoral program in security studies at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of National Security Affairs, recently co-edited a book titled “Hybrid Warfare and Transnational Threats: Perspectives for an Era of Persistent Conflict.”
Two members of the NPS community are pulling up their sleeves, and strapping on their running shoes, training to help raise funds and awareness for a worthwhile cause. Michele Merenbloom, Sponsored Program Financial Analyst for the School of International Graduate Studies, and Information Technology Specialist Andrew Ware are both members of the Monterey/Salinas Team in Training (TNT) – a nationwide program supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).
Researchers at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation (MOVES) Institute have developed a prototype system to support Landing Signal Officers (LSOs), the men and women responsible for the safe and expeditious landing of aircrafts on the Navy’s fleet of carriers.
U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus took to the stage in King Auditorium, Aug. 29, to discuss the Navy's energy initiatives, and to announce NPS' contributions to those efforts through the establishment of new, groundbreaking educational programs dedicated to energy technology and policy. Mabus, the 75th Secretary of the Navy, is known for being a strong supporter of education – both military and civilian – and tapped the expertise at NPS to assist in creating the necessary leaders to achieve his goals for an energy independent Navy and Marine Corps.
The United States Secretary of Defense returned to his hometown, Aug. 23, to deliver a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) to NPS students, faculty and staff packed into King Auditorium. Longtime local Congressman Sam Farr, who took the stage to introduce Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, coined him “our friend, our neighbor, our Secretary of Defense.”
The Naval Postgraduate School hosted Dr. David Kilcullen, Senior Counterinsurgency Adviser to General David Petraeus in Iraq, for a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) to students, faculty and staff, Aug. 16 in King Auditorium. Kilcullen, a prominent author and founding President/CEO of Caerus Associates, played a significant role in planning and executing the 2007 troop surge that was a key turning point for the coalition forces in Iraq.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), in the forefront of the development of unmanned systems, hosted a lecture titled “Governing Ethical Behavior in Lethal Autonomous Systems” presented by leading expert in the field Georgia Tech University Regents’ Professor Ronald C. Arkin.
NPS students had a unique opportunity to hear firsthand from an expert in military research and the future of DoD research investments when the Honorable Zachary Lemnios visited the university for meetings and to perform a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL), Aug. 9. Lemnios is the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, and has previously served as Director of the Microsystems Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and as Chief Technology Officer of MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
Capt. Wayne Porter spoke with NPS students, staff and faculty about his recently published document, titled “A National Strategic Narrative,” which he described as a “strategic context” for the United States.
In the growing field of unmanned systems, NPS researchers continue to explore ways to maximize the efficiency and capabilities of UAS, and use them to give the warfighter a leg up over the adversary.
A Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) student has been named the “Marine Corps Times” Marine of the Year for 2011, and will be presented the award during a ceremony in Washington, D.C., July 21, with members of Congress and select senior Service Chiefs in attendance.
During a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture on July 12, Rear Adm. Gregory Smith, gave an overview of efforts in the Middle East nation, and the progress being made in communication.
The inaugural Cultural and Organizational Awareness (COA) Forum, June 14-16 in Monterey, Calif.,
NPS alumnus King Al Abdullah, II, has relied on education, for both civilians and military, to give Jordanians a voice.
NPS establishes a partnership to develop the advanced technologies that are critical for reconnaissance and directed energy missions within the Department of Defense (DoD).
NPS launched an Office of Naval Research (ONR) sponsored online wargame, May 31, in an effort to leverage the wisdom and opinions of a large and diverse crowd via the internet.
Naval Postgraduate School alumni are now part of the ever-evolving commercial space industry.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) opened its doors to hundreds of county math whizzes when the university hosted the 43rd Annual Monterey County Mathletics Competition, May 14.
A team from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) again participated in the 11th annual National Security Agency (NSA)-sponsored Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX) in late April.
Brig. Gen. Charles Hooper delivers a speech at JFSSPP's latest in-residence course focusing on FAO operations in the Asia-Pacific region.
From March 14-25, Undersea Warfare student Lt. Brandon Schmidt and Oceanography/Meteorology student Lt. George Suh took part in Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2011.
Chairman of the Applied Mathematics Department Carlos Borges regaled faculty, students and staff in a special lecture Apr. 14.
Professor William Fox of the Naval Postgraduate School, along with colleagues from the University of California, Santa Cruz, are seeking to improve improvised explosive device early detection systems – and they have found that an ordinary piece of equipment can pinpoint would-be suicide bombers in a crowd.
More than 50 Naval Postgraduate School faculty and students took time out from their busy schedules to judge 300+ entries at the 2011 Monterey County Science and Engineering Fair.
NPS graduate Walt Havenstein is the Chief Executive Officer of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), which uses scientific, engineering and technology applications to solve real-world problems. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), a not-for-profit organization founded to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology.
Navy Capt. Alan Poindexter has returned to alma mater to serve as Dean of Students at the Naval Postgraduate School.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) hosted a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) with speaker Mary Ann Davidson, the chief security officer at Oracle Corporation.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) coordinated with the USPTC to host the 2011 NATO Building Integrity Conference from Feb. 23-25.
Commander of the U.S. Third Fleet, Vice Adm. Richard Hunt turned to researchers at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to help develop cost effective solutions that would help to ensure a combat ready fleet.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) began offering a defense-based Master of Business Administration program in 2003.
NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, French Air Force General Stephane Abrial, lectures at NPS.
Dr. Peter W. Singer, Foreign Policy Senior Fellow and Director of the 21st Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institution, presented the Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture Feb. 15.
NPS alumnus Marshall Carter now serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the NYSE Group, also known as the New York Stock Exchange.
Recognized counterterrorism guru Jean-Louis Bruguière gave a lecture on the evolution of radical Islamic terrorism leading up to the 9/11 attacks and the methods of combating today’s threats during a Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) sponsored brownbag lunch session in the Glasgow auditorium at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Jan. 26.
Eric Liu held the “Imagination Conversation” workshop hosted by the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School, Feb. 1.
Dr. Leonard Ferrari, NPS Executive Vice President and Provost, offers the State of NPS address to students, staff and faculty on Jan. 18 in King Hall. He spoke of the School’s achievements in 2010 and expressed hope for 2011.
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) top international partner educators gathered in Monterey from Jan. 11-13 to share ideas and practices at the 3rd Annual Global Center Consortium Directors’ Conference.
Retired Rear Admiral John D. Butler (Engineering Acoustics, ‘86, left,) was named an Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
Dr. Siva Banda, Senior Scientist for Control Theory with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Air Vehicles Directorate presented a lecture on the challenges of achieving UAV autonomy at the Naval Postgraduate School on Dec. 2.
NPS Professor Rudy Panholzer and Distinguished Professor Young Kwon developed and then destroyed a plastic CubeSat structure for the 2010 DARPA Digital Manufacturing Analysis, Correlation and Estimation (DMACE) Challenge.
NPS Inducts Three New Members into Hall of Fame; retired Navy Vice Admiral Thomas Hughes; retired Navy Admiral T. Joseph Lopez, and retired Navy Vice Admiral Patricia Tracey.
A student from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) won the 2010 annual U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) Robotics Essay Contest.
A captivated audience of NPS students, faculty and staff attended a lecture on Autonomous Systems, presented by George Bekey, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California, and the Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Engineering at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.
From sleek and modern battleships to precision aerial acrobatics performed by the Blue Angels, the Navy showcased its best and brightest Sailors, Marines and military hardware during San Francisco’s annual salute to the sea services, Fleet Week 2010 this past Oct.
Cmdr. Bradford Bittle, an NPS electrical engineering graduate, was named the 2009 Claud A. Jones Award winner for his significant contributions to naval engineering by the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE).
The strategic power of information has never been more recognized – the establishment of the U.S. Cyber Command and creation of the new Information Dominance Corps are merely the beginning. From past graduates in very senior roles to educating tomorrow’s ID leadership, NPS helps the U.S. maintain the information edge.
Students in the Space Systems Academic Group (SSAG) had a unique opportunity during their Spacecraft Systems II Course (AE4831) midterm review when the Navy’s Program Executive Officer for Space Systems, Rear Admiral Liz Young returned to her alma mater. Young took the time from a day of briefings and meetings to attend the review, asking questions and providing feedback on the two group presentations.
New York Times bestselling author Dr. Thomas Barnett lectured to a King Auditorium crowd of more than 800 faculty, staff and students during NPS’ latest SGL presentation, Oct. 26.
The Special Collections and Archives (SCA) department of the Dudley Knox Library of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) was unveiled to the public during a dedication ceremony on campus Oct. 14. The NPS Special Collections and Archives houses rare books, documents, photographs, regalia and other historically significant materials associated with NPS, the Hotel Del Monte and the commands that preceded NPS in residence on its grounds.
Capt. Cedric Pringle graduated from Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) with a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategy in 1998 and recently returned to the state as Executive Officer, and soon to be Commanding Officer, of the amphibious assault ship, USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Pringle successfully led the crew and embarked Marine Corps contingent totaling more than 3,000 service members from the ship’s San Diego homeport to San Francisco Bay for the annual San Francisco Fleet Week festivities.
Legendary NFL Hall of Famer and former Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Roger Staubach walked an enthusiastic audience down memory lane, Oct. 5, as he shared his life experiences and leadership lessons with Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students, faculty and staff as part of the Secretary of the Navy’s Guest Lecture Series (SGL) on the university campus.
The new Naval Support Activity Monterey (NSAM) command was established during a ceremony, Sept. 30, at its new headquarters. The new command replaces the old Naval Support Detachment established in 2003 to support the Monterey military community.
Three hundred and eight U.S. and international students tossed their mortar boards at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Summer 2010 graduation ceremonies Sept. 24, 2010 following a rousing keynote address by NPS Distinguished Alumnus Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander. Alexander is Director of the National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service; and the first Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command.
Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies (CSRS) came together with OFDA’s U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to present a Joint Humanitarian Operations Course (JHOC) to military students Sept. 21- 24, 2010.
Marine Corps Capt. Carrick Longley briefed General James F. Amos, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, on the field data collection smart phone application known as Field Information Support Tool (FIST), Sept. 24, 2010.
With the recent anniversary of September 11 providing a somber reminder to the importance of their mission, experts from around the country gathered for the 4th Annual Homeland Security Conference held at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS).
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) senior computer scientist and information security researcher Dr. Ron Ross presented a lecture to students, staff and faculty on the new challenges in cybersecurity.
Award Winning Journalist Martin Savidge delivers media training to students at Naval Postgraduate School.
NPS staff, faculty, and students gathered Sept. 10, to pay tribute and to honor the men and women who lost lives and loved ones during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack during a ceremonial flag raising on the steps of Herrmann Hall.
Members of the NPS community including students, staff, faculty and alumni participated in force in support of the fair.
Leaders from different Department of Defense and national security organizations around the Monterey bay area, known as Team Monterey, visit local installations Aug. 12.
The Honorable Richard Clarke – former National Coordinator and Special Assistant for Counterterrorism, Security, Global Affairs and Cyber Warfare to three presidents, gives a special lecture at the Naval Postgraduate School.
The Central Coast Chapter of Federally Employed Women (FEW) officially presented the Naval Postgraduate School with FEW’s 2010 Federal Agency Award, given to university President Dan Oliver by outgoing chapter President Eva Anderson during a ceremony in the Cristo Ray Auditorium in Herrmann Hall, Aug. 23.
Retired Navy Capt. Paul Rinn was the first Commanding Officer (CO) of the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts, and he had quite a heroic story to share when he spoke to students and faculty during a Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture Series (SGL) in King Auditorium, Aug. 3.
One of the world’s foremost authorities on electromagnetic cloaking, Dr. Gunther Uhlmann, took his Naval Postgraduate School audience down a wormhole into the technological future during his Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (GSEAS) Distinguished Lecture.
The Naval Postgraduate School welcomed General Apichart Penkitti, Permanent Secretary of Defence of the Thai Ministry of Defence, into the university’s Hall of Fame.
SpaceShipOne pilot Brian Binnie lectures on the history of private space flight to staff, faculty, students and visitors of NPS.
One year after his induction into the NPS Hall of Fame, Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), spoke to NPS students, staff and faculty on August 10 as part of the Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture Series.
For the tenth year running, NPS‘ Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation, or MOVES, Institute showed off their support of that effort during their annual Research and Education Summit from July 13-15, showcasing a variety of defense-based modeling and simulation research projects.
San Diego-based guided missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) made a rare visit to the Monterey Bay – a place one of its senior crew members, NPS grad and ship's Executive Officer Cmdr. Joey Frantzen, knew very well – to greet the 297 recipients of the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service award.
In late June, Bosnian Minister of Defense, Dr. Selmo Cikotić, visited the NPS campus to meet with the USPTC staff to coordinate on their own peacekeeping efforts for troops in the Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Peace Support Operations Training Centre (PSOTC), also a designated PTC.
Retired Admiral Timothy Keating addresses attendees of the Joint Foreign Area Officer Skill Sustainment Pilot Program June 23 at NPS. Keating served as the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command from March 2007 to December 2009, and offered the students a high-level, first-hand perspective of the needs of top officials when they travel to the Asia-Pacific region.
NPS reaches beyond the gates surrounding the campus to connect with students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The various schools, departments and Institutes on campus host dozens of high school, undergraduate and graduate level students.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy, and Director of the Advanced Fuel Cycle Program in the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy, Carter “Buzz” Savage offered his knowledge and experience in nuclear energy use, research and administration to the Naval Postgraduate School community through an NPS Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (GSEAS) Distinguished Lecture Series held at the Monterey, Calif., campus in June.
There was something special about Spring 2010 Graduation ceremonies at the Naval Postgraduate School, where 248 U.S. and international students earned a total of 253 advanced degrees, June 18.
In a deliberate and captivating lecture to NPS students, staff and faculty, former Secretary of the Air Force The Honorable Thomas C. Reed delved into the history of nuclear proliferation across the globe.
As far back as the Civil War, there is record of mines being used in battle. Of course, with the development of these powerful explosives also came the development of tools to eliminate the threat as safely as possible. Today, technology has allowed for the creation of far more dangerous mines on land and sea, requiring even more advanced demining tools.
From a personalized message from the International Space Station to the final triumphant flourish of John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” conducted by the composer’s great granddaughter, the Naval Postgraduate School celebrated the week that was, of the year that was, of the Century that was in its Centennial Finale, May 27-31.
National Security Affairs Research Professor and Director of NPS’ Program for Culture and Conflict Studies (CCS) Thomas Johnson calls the new BlackBerry application tailored by Air Force Capts. Robert Davis and Christopher Joers for in-theater warfighters, “Afghanistan-in-Your-Hand.”
As the U.S. faces two wars overseas and an economic struggle here at home, the issue of military acquisition is as pressing as it has ever been. NPS’ Acquisition Research Program looked to contribute to the conversation with the 7th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium, May 11-13, where over 300 attendees gathered from around the country. Following the theme “Creating Synergy for Informed Change,” the symposium offered the audience an opportunity to ask questions of the presenters and share dialogue on various acquisition-related topics from across the services and departments.
In its role as the United States’ Partnership for Peace Training and Education Center (USPTC), the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) hosted a high-level delegation from the Swedish Armed Forces in April. The purpose of the visit was to establish commitments for joint projects between NPS and the Swedish group as well as to facilitate a remote site survey in support of the USPTC’s participation in the civil-military exercise, VIKING 11, scheduled to take place in April 2011.
Students, families and visitors from around the world gathered to celebrate the diversity of the NPS community for International Day 2010. On May 1, over 20 countries were represented with food, brightly colored decorations and cultural performances in the courtyard of Root Hall. The annual event provided students with an opportunity to not only share their cultures with the campus and surrounding community, but to showcase the unique partnerships created at NPS.
The Naval Postgraduate School has a reputation for educating and supporting some of our military’s best leaders in the most pressing areas of national security today. In each graduating class, some students stand out with noticeable potential to do great things with their education and leadership abilities as they rise above and beyond the already exceptional standards that NPS sets. One such student was recognized on March 26, when the Secretary of Defense, Robert M. Gates announced the nomination of Navy Captain Jan E. Tighe to the rank of Rear Admiral (lower half). Her current promotion will make her the first Female IW Rear Admiral as well as the first Ph.D. IW Rear Admiral, an achievement that comes as no surprise to those who know her.
Naval Postgraduate School Oceanography doctoral student Jenna Brown has been selected by the Office of Naval Research to receive the highly competitive National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. Brown successfully competed with more than 2,400 applicants for the prestigious three-year grant, which covers full tuition, fees and a stipend.
To capture and share the exciting news, events and educational enrichment that happens everyday on the NPS campus, ITACS has developed an online Video Portal, allowing students, faculty and the public access to dozens of NPS-related videos in one place.
If energy conservation was a competition, Amory Lovins is the man everyone would want on their team. He is one of the leading scientists in the energy community, and co-author of Winning the Oil Endgame: Innovation for Profits, Jobs and Security. His hope is for everyone to “win” by reducing our impact on the planet, specifically through resource consumption and emissions. He fittingly spoke as the Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecturer hosted by the Cebrowski Institute at NPS on April 20, just two days before Earth Day.
NPS was filled with Foreign Area Officers (FAO) from across the Armed Forces for the Fourth Annual Foreign Area Officer Conference hosted by the FAO Association of Monterey (FAOAM). Acknowledging the many jobs of the FAO, the conference followed the theme of “Today’s FAO: Warrior, Scholar, Diplomat” and brought together senior FAOs, experts on national security and foreign affairs, as well as FAOs in training for an in-depth two-day session.
More than 1,000 students, parents and members of the NPS community packed King Auditorium Saturday morning where they received a call from the Space Shuttle Discovery orbiting more than 200 miles into space — part of the NPS Centennial’s Education Downlink STS-131, Teaching from Space event.
In early April, renowned aviator and retired Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Glenn “Dick” Rutan spoke to a packed audience in the MAE Auditorium at NPS about his time in the Armed Forces and his record-breaking flight around the world. Rutan made aviation history in 1986 when he flew the first non-stop flight around the world alongside Jeana Yeager aboard the Voyager
Bronze Stars, Navy Assistant Secretary Juan Garcia Headline Winter Graduation Ceremonies
Since it became the official hub for the International Data Farming Workshop (IDFW) in 2006, the Naval Postgraduate School’s Simulation Experiments and Efficient Designs (SEED) Center for Data Farming has hosted IDFWs each spring in order to bring together experts and students from around the world to focus on very basic questions to complicated issues. The 20th IDFW took place at NPS March 22-25.
Professors with the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Regional Security Education Program (RSEP) returned from Brazil in February where they had boarded the USS Carl Vinson for three days to provide regional security education to the crew.
The RSEP faculty, which included Prof. Kristina Mani of Oberlin College, Prof. David Mares of the University of California, San Diego and Lt. Col. Keith Blakely of NPS, boarded the ship by plane while it was traveling along the coast of Brazil between Natal and Rio De Janeiro.
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) graduate Thomas Irwin has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and will be assigned as enterprise Business Director for U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) in Norfolk, Va.
Irwin will be attached to the Joint Concept Development and Experimentation (JCD&E, J9), one of the four USJFCOM mission areas, where he will lend his expertise to the development of emerging joint concepts, conduct and enable joint experimentation, and coordinate DoD JCD&E efforts in order to provide joint capabilities to support the current and future joint force commander in meeting security challenges.
The Naval Postgraduate School is the proud new home for the Segmented Mirror Space Telescope (SMT), designed and developed for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) as a technical demonstrator and experimental testbed for cutting-edge space imaging technologies.
The multi-million-dollar asset represents a quantum leap in the research and educational capabilities of the university’s Spacecraft Research and Design Center (SRDC), Department of Mechanical and Astronautical Engineering (MAE) and Space Systems Academic Group in the areas of high resolution adaptive optics; active vibration and jitter control; space system design; and distributed satellite systems.
Most of us here at the Naval Postgraduate School are familiar with deployments, whether it’s you, a spouse, a child or a parent. The first time was kind of exciting, probably pretty scary, and at times a bit lonely. Maybe deploying wouldn’t be so difficult if you could just take someone with you.
Yeoman 3rd Class Caleb Little, one of the Flag Admin assistants at NPS, volunteered to serve an Individual Augmentee mission to Afghanistan last year. Going home for one last visit before heading overseas brought a surprise Little never expected. At a gathering in his son’s honor, Joe Little presented the young Sailor with a card that read, “See you in Kabul.”
The story of NPS is about to be shared to more than 18 million viewers across the country and internationally when “Inside NPS” debuts on the Pentagon Channel on Friday, March 5. The television program will be a monthly 30-minute broadcast that features a wide range of university news, from research projects and student efforts to distinguished visitors and faculty honors.
The Naval Postgraduate School is providing a critical component of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to the people of Haiti struggling in the wake of the devastating 7.0 earthquake – desperately needed emergency communications.
A five-man “NPS HFN Team Haiti” led by retired Navy Lt. Brian Steckler, Director of the university’s Hastily Formed Networks (HFN) Research Group, left Monterey for the Caribbean island nation Monday, Jan. 18, after a frantic week pulling together the orders, funding and equipment needed to provide wireless Internet access and satellite phone service to the people of Port-au-Prince.
Nearly 400 Naval Postgraduate School students tossed their tassels at festive Fall 2009 commencement exercises in King Hall, Dec. 18.
Neil Armstrong’s ‘giant leap for mankind’ would have turned into tragedy had it not been for the fast thinking and courageous action of a Naval Postgraduate School distinguished alumnus, retired Navy Capt. Willard Samuel “Sam” Houston, Jr., who returned to his alma mater to give a special guest lecture.
A former Joint Chief gave a special guest lecture to the student body at the Naval Postgraduate School before being honored the same evening by a reception in his honor by the NPS Foundation.
Retired Air Force Gen. John P. Jumper met first with students to discuss transformations in military affairs, acquisition and how business is handled as a part of the ongoing Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture series. He gave a solemn reminder to the audience of the costs of war in human lives before he discussed the costs in dollars and time.
USSOCOM Commander Adm. Eric T. Olson, an NPS distinguished alumnus, visited the campus to engage Defense Analysis students one-on-one and in small groups, and ultimately to address the students, faculty and staff of NPS during a presentation on USSOCOM’s history, operational capabilities and intentions for future development.
Navy blue is going green and a sea change in renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School is helping it get there.
As the Navy unveiled its first “green” ship and the Secretary of the Navy announced the goal of increasing the service’s renewable energy use by 50 percent by 2010, NPS and Naval Support Activity Monterey showcased a rainbow of green initiatives by the university and local technology vendors at the NPS Centennial Energy Fair, Oct. 22.
Warfighters in the battlefield typically have to wait several years for new technologies to trudge through the defense acquisition and field-testing/evaluation processes. But an expanding effort at the Naval Postgraduate School is changing that. In fact, right now, U.S. Marines on operations in Afghanistan are taking advantage of a brand new surveillance and situational awareness tool that, less than a year ago, did not exist.
Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center at Fort Leonard Wood, rallied Naval Postgraduate School students with a resounding passion for full spectrum training of soldiers in mind, body and spirit at the Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture.
Commanding General of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Maj. Gen. Thomas Conant rallied 255 Naval Postgraduate School graduates to use their intellectual capital to the fullest in their continued careers at commencement ceremonies in King Hall, Sept. 25.
Through Hartnell Community College's STEM Internship program, Rodrigo Sanchez began his first summer internship in 2008 at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), where he spent several weeks working in the school’s Marine Propulsion Laboratory. Sanchez returned to NPS the following year, and spent his entire summer working in the Control and Optimization Laboratories on the development of a small-scale autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicle. Rodrigo has since transferred to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he is on track to graduate in 2012.
Students and faculty from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) showcased their unique research projects at a two-day event held in Washington, D.C., Sept. 9-10.
Retired Navy Rear Adm. Wayne E. Meyer, legendary father of the Navy’s AEGIS Weapons System, passed away September 1, 2009.
It was one of bloodiest battles of the First World War. The fight for Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula pitted thousands of volunteer Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) soldiers against the German-allied Turks in months of close trench warfare as the battle to capture Turkey’s capital and open the way to the Black Sea raged.
One-third of U.S. astronauts are graduates of the Naval Postgraduate School, more than any other graduate university in the world, and a large number returned to their alma mater in August for a Centennial Salute to Aeronautics and Astronautics. Astronaut Week, part of the university’s continuing yearlong 100th anniversary celebration, honored the history and heritage of NPS contributions to aviation and space exploration.
Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was inducted to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Hall of Fame during an all-hands ceremony August 11. Mullen, an NPS graduate who received his master’s degree in operations research in 1985, is the school’s 11th Hall of Fame inductee and first alumnus to serve as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
In honor of the men and women of the armed forces, the White House hosted a traditional July Fourth barbecue and invited a number of service members and their families to join the President in the celebration.
Carpenter, now 83, is one of more than 30 astronaut graduates who have been invited to an Astronaut Symposium this August as part of the Naval Postgraduate School’s 100th year Centennial celebration. The NASA pioneer, who plans to attend, was one of the original “Mercury Seven” astronauts, the back-up pilot for John Glenn’s first U.S. manned orbital flight in 1962, and piloted his own Earth-circling spacecraft in May of that year.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Acquisition Research Program hosted the 6th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium May 13 -14 in Monterey, Calif. This year’s theme, “Defense Acquisition in Transition,” addressed pending changes in the acquisition process brought forth by both the new presidential administration and current economic environment.
It was as if the entire Naval Postgraduate School sprang to its feet to give Greg Mortenson, author of the worldwide bestselling book Three Cups of Tea, a standing ovation at his Secretary of the Navy’s Guest Lecture, May 12 – a presentation which easily could have been titled “Build Them, and They Will Come.”
At the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies (CSRS), educational programs explore methods for creating jobs and rebuilding livelihoods in post-conflict environments, highlighting the important role economic recovery serves in maintaining peace and enhancing international security.
In April, CSRS hosted its second economic recovery workshop for representatives of military, government, non-governmental and international organizations and agencies. The event, “Getting Back to Work: Rebuilding Livelihoods in Post-Conflict Environments,” gave a wide range of participants – many of whom have extensive experience in the economics of post-conflict reconstruction – greater knowledge of the different tools, methods and frameworks for creating jobs and rebuilding livelihoods.
The National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have announced the designation of the Naval Postgraduate School as an Information Assurance (IA) Center for Academic Excellence-Research (CAE-R) for the academic years 2009-2015. The CAE-Research designation recognizes academic institutions that actively integrate research activities into their curricula.
NPS students from the Foreign Area Officer Association of Monterey (FAOAM) hosted the third annual FAO conference: “Today’s FAO: Warrior, Scholar, Diplomat.”
NPS' IP Center of Excellence and its Information Professional Senior Officer Course has become such a crucial part of the IP community’s development, that all senior IP officers must complete the training in order to be considered for promotion to the admiral ranks.
Brig. Gen. Richard Lake, Director of Intelligence for Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., speaks to students during a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) April 21 in King Hall.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) held a conference in Monterey, Calif., to discuss best practices in building institutional integrity within the global defense sector, Feb. 25-27.
Two students from NPS returned this month from 17 days at the Applied Physics Lab Ice Station on the Arctic Ocean 200 miles north of the North Slope of Alaska.
The festive spirit of St. Patrick’s Day filled King Hall as the Naval Postgraduate School recognized more than two dozen students and five faculty members for outstanding achievements at the Winter Quarter 2009 Awards Ceremony, Mar. 17. Graduate School of Business and Public Policy Military Associate Dean Capt. Theresa Rea officiated the event, which highlights exceptional accomplishments in academics, instruction, research and community service.
RSEP, a program that aims to enhance the operational missions of deployed naval forces, provides graduate-level education programs to prepare carrier and expeditionary strike groups for security and regional challenges they may face while overseas.
Like a surprising singularity from one of his own theories, Nobel Laureate in economics and world-renowned game theorist Professor John Forbes Nash Jr., the subject of the Academy Award-winning movie "A Beautiful Mind," graced the Naval Postgraduate School with a full week of stimulating discussions, classroom visits and lab tours capped by presenting the Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (GSEAS) Distinguished Lecture on "The Agencies Method for Modeling Coalitions and Cooperation in Games," Feb. 19.
Faculty and NPS leadership use a symbolic ethernet cable in place of a ribbon at opening ceremonies for the completion of the new "Gigabit Light Speed" network installed between the main NPS campus and the Golf Course Annex Labs at Monterey Pines Jan. 16.
The Global Center for Security Cooperation and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) have signed an historic Letter of Accord making the nation's language provider for defense personnel the newest member of the Center's Consortium of higher educational institutions engaged in global security cooperation.
Cmdr. Bob Chambers, the Deputy Dean of Students at NPS, received the Meritorious Service Medal for his service as the Director for Personnel for Afghan Regional Security Integration Command-East (ARSIC-E) during a voluntary Individual Augmentee mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The Cebrowski Institute hosted a three-day summit titled "Rebooting Computing: The Magic and Beauty of Computer Science" at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. More than 200 participants spent three days at the summit exploring new ways to renew enthusiasm for the computing field.
Cmdr. Jim Moonier, a student at the Naval Postgraduate School, serves as a volunteer instructor for the Junior Achievement program, which teaches high school students the basics of financial planning, business and economics.
Systems Engineering and Analysis students presented their project, "Tackling the Maritime IED Problem," which analyzed effective methods for preventing and responding to maritime improvised explosive devices in U.S. ports.
Dean of Students Capt. Kathryn Hobbs and members of the student body, faculty and staff received awards during the Fall 2008 Graduation Awards Ceremony.
Chief of Naval Personnel and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education) Vice Adm. Mark E. Ferguson III and U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) Commanding General Lt. Gen. Thomas R. Turner, both graduates of the Naval Postgraduate School Class of December 1984, received Distinguished Alumnus Awards from NPS President Daniel Oliver in a dual ceremony in the Barbara McNitt Ballroom, Dec. 19
Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Mark Ferguson III challenged one of the largest graduating classes in Naval Postgraduate School history to foster a "culture of mentorship" in their future commands, at Fall 2008 commencement ceremonies, Dec. 19.
The NPS Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies hosted a conference in December 2008, which addressed the political, cultural, economic and scientific implications of climate change in the Arctic region.
Naval Reserve Lt. James Panetta receives the Bronze Star Medal from Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) President and retired Vice Adm. Daniel Oliver at a special ceremony attended by fellow officers and family members, including proud parents Leon and Sylvia Panetta, Dec. 9 at NPS.
Office of Naval Research (ONR) Executive Director Dr. Walter Jones rallied Naval Postgraduate School students with his Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture, "Sustaining the Edge: Serving the Next Generation Warfighter Now," Nov. 25.