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CNO Holds Final Chiefs’ Pinning at NPS CNO Holds Final Chiefs’ Pinning at NPS
Posted 10/25/2007 1:25:42 PM, US Navy Photo.

The Naval Postgraduate School Quarterdeck was a sea of khaki for the historic pinning of three new chiefs under the watchfull eye of Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen, Sept. 21 (left to right): Special Operations Chief Kenneth R. Reeves, Cryptologic Technician (Administrative Branch) Chief Matthew E. Kline and Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive Branch) Chief Brandace S. Martin. “This is a joyous celebration and a very special day for the Navy and for me personally,” Mullen told the standing-room-only audience. “Today, 4,171 new chief petty officers are receiving their anchors around the world, and this is the only CPO pinning ceremony I get to do. It’s also my last in the Navy, as I move on to become Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Oct. 1.” (Released)

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Oceanography: Exploring the Depths Oceanography: Exploring the Depths
Posted 10/3/2007 10:35:05 AM, US Navy Photo.

NPS Oceanography Department staff members (from left) oceanographer Jim Stockel, Rob Wyland, a general engineer, and Prof. Timothy Stanton, an associate research professor discuss and work on an autonomous ocean flux probe that directly measures temperature and heat flux transfer occurring under polar ice. This probe is part of the larger autonomous ocean flux buoy, which uses sensors to take heat flux measurements 12 times a day and then sends that information back via satellite from it’s location to NPS scientists for analysis. (Released)

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NPS Honors Top Grads, Faculty at Summer 2007 Awards Ceremony NPS Honors Top Grads, Faculty at Summer 2007 Awards Ceremony
Posted 10/3/2007 10:28:49 AM, US Navy Photo by Javier Chagoya.

Lt. Col. Oleksiy Petrov of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry was one of 40 Naval Postgraduate School students to be honored for exceptional academic achievement and service at the Summer Quarter 2007 awards ceremony Sept. 11 in King Hall. Petrov, the first student from Ukraine to complete the NPS Master of Business Administration Systems Management curriculum, received the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy Faculty Outstanding International Student Award. “This is one of the best schools in the world,” he said. “The fact that I’ve been sent here shows my country is serious about investing in a bright future.” The ceremony, officiated by Dean of Students Capt. Kathryn Hobbs, also recognized six faculty members for outstanding instruction and student mentoring. (Released)

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Planning Group Visions NPS’ Centennial Year Celebrations Planning Group Visions NPS’ Centennial Year Celebrations
Posted 10/3/2007 10:25:21 AM, US Navy Photo by Javier Chagoya.

The Naval Postgraduate School has formed a new committee to plan the historic centennial celebrations of the school’s founding that will be held during the 2009-2010 academic year. The new Centennial Planning Group is co-chaired by Dean of the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy Robert Beck, Professor of Computer Science Rudy Darken and Director of Alumni Relations Kari Miglaw. Its members recently gathered on Herrmann Hall’s balcony (left to right): Michael Herrera representing the Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences; Todd Wyatt representing ITACS; Mike DiFranco representing Academic Affairs; Liza Rosa representing the Human Resources Office; Beny Neta representing the Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Vicky Hoy representing the School for International Graduate Studies; Miglaw; retired Rear Adm. Merrill Ruck representing the NPS Foundation; Susan Heath representing the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy; Pete Charette representing Morale, Welfare and Recreation; John Sanders representing Institutional Advancement; and Alf Cooper, also representing the Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Members not pictured are Beck, Darken, Irene Berry representing the Dudley Knox Library and Gary Phillips representing Public Works. The committee will be adding student representation and putting a call for volunteers in the near future. (Released)

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Rep. Farr’s Press Secretary, Media Get VIP Tour Rep. Farr’s Press Secretary, Media Get VIP Tour
Posted 8/31/2007 10:22:23 AM, US Navy Photo by Javier Chagoya.

Professor of Defense Analysis Hy Rothstein (right) briefs Scott Lindlaw of the San Francisco Associated Press office (left) and Rep. Sam Farr’s (D-Calif. 17th District) new national capital office press secretary Thomas Mentzer on NPS’ Information Operations and Special Operations. Regional and local press and media were at the Naval Postgraduate School Aug. 28 for a series of briefings and lab tours. Acting Provost and Interim Dean of Research Dan Boger hosted the two-hour program for Mentzer and Lindlaw, Rachel McDonald of radio station KAZU, J.D. Hillard of radio station KUSP and Peter Koht of the Santa Cruz Good Times. (Released)

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