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Academicians Tackle WMD Dynamics Academicians Tackle WMD Dynamics
Posted 10/30/2008 11:17:20 AM, US Navy Photo.

(Left to right) Thomas G. Mahnken, the Deputy Assistant U.S. Secretary of Defense for Policy Planning, Dr. Michael O. Wheeler, who serves as Director of the Advanced Systems and Concepts Office, an in-house think tank for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and Dr. John Baylis, professor of Politics and International Relations and Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Swansea University, Wales, United Kingdom, were key participants in the Global Futures Forum, which was held recently at the Naval Postgraduate School. The event was a seminar for discussion of weapons of mass destruction, its spread and how to deal with the situation. Topics included new proliferation dynamics, the impact of science and technology on proliferation, non-state actors, and the view of proliferation from other countries. (Released)

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GCSC Celebrates First Anniversary GCSC Celebrates First Anniversary
Posted 10/30/2008 11:15:02 AM, US Navy Photo by MC2 (SW) Corey Truax.

NPS Provost Leonard Ferrari (far left) speaks to staff and faculty on the 4th floor of Herrmann Hall West Wing as folks celebrated the one-year anniversary Global Center for Security Cooperation. Speaking at the event, Ferrari said, “I can’t believe it’s been a year. The Global Center has been tremendously successful this past year and I expect their success to only grow.” (Released)

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White House Chief of Staff Discusses Importance of NPS Mission White House Chief of Staff Discusses Importance of NPS Mission
Posted 10/30/2008 11:10:12 AM, US Navy Photo by MC2 Kellie Arakawa.

Alan Richmond (left), the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Director of Marketing and Community Relations, discusses the school’s strategic plan with Leon Panetta, the Director of the Leon and Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy at California State University Monterey Bay, during the filming of the new NPS command brief. Panetta, who once served as the White House Chief of Staff for President Bill Clinton, is a longtime resident of Monterey and an ardent supporter of the local military community. (Released)

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Navy’s Personnel Head Rallies 347 at Summer 2008 Graduation Ceremonies Navy’s Personnel Head Rallies 347 at Summer 2008 Graduation Ceremonies
Posted 10/20/2008 1:08:22 PM, US Navy Photo by MC2 (SW) Corey Truax.

Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Ms. Anita Blair inspired 347 U.S. and international officers and Department of Defense civilians to use their world class Naval Postgraduate School education to advance their future missions at Summer 2008 graduation ceremonies in King Hall, Sept. 26. “Since Sept. 11, we’ve faced an enemy unconstrained by the rule of law or even human decency, so now more than ever we need your ideas and your energy, because it’s through innovation that we’ll be able to defend against, and stay ahead of, this threat … Since 9/11, we’ve also fielded a total force of military and civilian assets. I look out on this auditorium and I see that total force in front of me.” (Released)

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NPS Offers Assistance in Jordan’s Revolutionary Plan to Fight Terrorism NPS Offers Assistance in Jordan’s Revolutionary Plan to Fight Terrorism
Posted 10/20/2008 1:05:03 PM, US Navy Photo by courtesy of Retired Air Force Col. Suzanne Gehri.

The commander of the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) Special Operations Training Center (left) speaks with the first female class to train with Special Security Missions Company following the completion of their final live-fire exercise in April 2008. In an effort to narrow critical gaps in Jordan’s national security and defense, Princess and Brig. Gen. Aisha bint al-Hussein, a Naval Postgraduate School alumna, spearheaded the development of a strategic 10-year plan to integrate women into the JAF. (Released)

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