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Annual Report 2012


ANNUAL REPORT 2012 CONTENTS

LEADERSHIP ... TODAY AND TOMORROW
Effective organizations are built upon a single foundation ... leadership. Government, military, industry, business — regardless of size or mission, they are fundamentally defined in success by the leaders that guide them. And it is not only the leader at the top, it is also the men and women who make day-to-day decisions, and execute strategies at every level, that are absolutely critical players in ... read more


THE EVOLUTION OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS
The year 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the commissioning of the U.S. Navy SEALs. And now Special Operations forces are playing vital roles in the successful execution of Department of Defense priorities and strategies across the world. Members of the United States Special Operations Command, of all services, operate in more than 70 countries across the globe ... read more


THE RETURN OF UNDERSEA DOMINANCE
Nearly 40 years ago, a group of faculty and administration at the Naval Postgraduate School had the foresight to create a curriculum in undersea warfare. At the time, it was called Operational Systems Technology (Anti-Submarine Warfare), but the 1974 university catalog in which it first appears states the “objective of this unique interdisciplinary curriculum is to enhance operational and command ... read more


DEFINING A NEW NAVY CULTURE
It began with a request. In 2011, during a campus visit following the announcement of Department of the Navy Energy Security efforts and efficiency goals, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus made a request of his service’s graduate school. Mabus knew the kinds of objectives he set would require a cultural swing in the Navy and Marine Corps, and in how the services as a whole view energy in every capacity ... read more


BUILDING THE CYBER WARRIOR
The Fifth Domain ... coined to imply the strategic placement of the era of cyber warfare. A domain of warfare is not created on a whim, and it is challenging to conceptualize an equal to the domains of space, air, surface and undersea — they are physical environments that extend throughout our world. But strategists have indeed placed that level of significance on cyberspace, recognizing that everyone ... read more


DATA TELL THE STORY
A cross the spectrum of business, industry, education and defense, an invaluable lesson has been learned. Organizations have become vastly more competent at capturing data about the people and processes that are important to them. The challenge was, however, what to do with it. Over the past handful of years, the focus of advanced research and development across these spectra ... read more


ADVANCED SCIENCE, RAPID DEPLOYMENT
Materials science is critical to the Navy and Department of Defense. On every inch of every Navy vessel lies a component of materials sciences. From what the ship is made of, to how it withstands the ravages of war and sea, materials research and maritime operations are intrinsically linked forever. But materials sciences are not limited to structural components ... read more


50 YEARS OF BUSINESS EDUCATION
While process efficiencies and fiscal accountability have been overarching themes of modern government, the education of management has been a focal point of the Naval Postgraduate School for some time. In fact, the university’s Graduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP) began celebrating its 50th year of business education at NPS in 2012. ... read more


PROVIDING THE EXAMPLE
A tried and true method in developing skills is to simply mirror those who excel in the desired capabilities one wishes to emulate. At the Naval Postgraduate School, in addition to an advanced graduate education in diverse fields of study, there are equally critical capabilities that all students must advance during their studies here ... leadership, critical thinking and rapid decision-making in the heat of conflict ... read more


WARRIOR DIPLOMACY
The complexities of modern day U.S. national security challenges require solutions that extend far beyond the borders of the nation. While this is certainly no recent trend, the rapid globalization of today’s society has only expanded the need for a global approach to the intricate security challenges of the day ... read more


INNOVATION ABOVE ALL
The foundation of the graduate education function is developing the ability to add to the collective human knowledge ... to innovate, analyze what is known on a very specific topic, determine what is unknown, then seek the answer to that very unknown. To discover is a natural symptom of the human condition, and it is an act that occurs at institutions of advanced education across the world ... read more


NPS BY THE NUMBERS
NPS had approximately 1,760 resident degree students in 2012, with an ongoing expansion in students attending via distance learning programs, totaling 999 this past year. More than 91% of resident students at NPS achieve graduation, with an average time to degree ... View the PDF



2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
NPS establishes the Sea Web and Wave Glider Laboratory, welcoming the arrival of two new unmanned surface vehicles entitled SHARCs, or Sensor Hosting Autonomous Remote Crafts, from the Office of Naval Intelligence. ... View the PDF

 


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