Naval Postgraduate School
Calendar | Directory
Naval Postgraduate School
PAO Main Gallery
 Deputy DOS Returns from Afghanistan, Earns MSM Deputy DOS Returns from Afghanistan, Earns MSM
Posted 3/30/2009 2:36:03 PM, US Navy Photo by MCSN John R. Fischer .

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. (Released)
click here for full story

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

NPS Foundation Promotes Counter-IED Research NPS Foundation Promotes Counter-IED Research
Posted 12/10/2008 3:43:10 PM, US Navy Photo by Javier Chagoya.

(From left) Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Professors Tom Lucas, Ray Buettner, Tom Johnson, Visiting Instructor Peter Ateshian and Prof. Kevin Wood gather on the Quarterdeck following their Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (IED) briefings at the NPS Foundation Fall Quarterly Event. The event, which gave Foundation members an opportunity to learn more about the school’s research efforts, featured briefings, joint discussions and live robotics demonstrations from various academic programs across campus. (Released)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

CNO Enacts Immediate Change in Officer Education CNO Enacts Immediate Change in Officer Education
Posted 12/10/2008 3:28:10 PM, US Navy Photo by Javier Chagoya.

Naval Postgraduate School Provost Leonard Ferrari gazes upon the university campus from outside his office in Herrmann Hall. As the school prepares to celebrate its centennial anniversary, it is also embracing new organizational changes established by the Navy’s senior leadership. (Released)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

NPS Prof Dons CFO Hat NPS Prof Dons CFO Hat
Posted 12/10/2008 3:23:56 PM, US Navy Photo by Javier Chagoya.

Less than a year after becoming the Navy’s Assistant Secretary for Financial Management and Comptroller, GSBPP Professor on leave Douglas Brook has taken on a dual hat as DoD’s chief financial officer, Acting Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller). “This is a great opportunity to view the Department of Defense enterprise from an OSD perspective," Brook said in an interview from his new post. "The new higher level experience will definitely enrich my teaching and research agenda when I return to NPS.” (Released)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

Egyptians Keen on American Style Biz, Strategies Egyptians Keen on American Style Biz, Strategies
Posted 12/2/2008 3:28:19 PM, US Navy Photo by MCSN John R. Fischer.

From left to right: Capt. Jeremy Morrill, Capt. Katrina Curtis, Capt. Kelley Poree and Lt. Cmdr. Steve Sherwood, all students in the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP), attended a negotiations training exercise held in Cairo and developed through the School of International Graduate Studies' (SIGS) International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) program. These officers spent a week guiding Egyptian nationals during contracting and negotiations strategy exercises. (Released)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

CCMR Hosts International Defense Transformation Seminar CCMR Hosts International Defense Transformation Seminar
Posted 12/2/2008 3:25:56 PM, US Navy Photo by MC2 Kellie Arakawa.

Participants from the International Defense Transformation Seminar, hosted by the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Civil-Military Relations, gather at the International Flag Garden outside of Herrmann Hall. During the two-week-long course, military and civilian participants from 10 different countries engaged in practical exercises, lectures and case studies to increase their effectiveness in developing and transforming national security capabilities. (Released)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

NPS Prof Publishes Groundbreaking Book on Bioweapons NPS Prof Publishes Groundbreaking Book on Bioweapons
Posted 12/2/2008 3:24:35 PM, US Navy Photo by Javier Chagoya.

With the Director of Homeland Security saying last month that he considers biological threats the most pressing and challenging security issue, Naval Postgraduate School Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs Anne L. Clunan chose a propitious time to publish a pioneering book on attributing blame for the use of biological warfare agents. Terrorism, War, or Disease? Unraveling the Use of Biological Weapons, co-edited with former director of the NPS Center for Contemporary Conflict and National Security Affairs senior lecturer Peter Lavoy, is the first anthology by recognized leaders in the field to rigorously examine the complex scientific, political, military, legal and policy challenges in determining when bioweapons have been used and who has used them. Clunan formerly served as special assistant to the deputy director, Department of State Office of Soviet Union Affairs. Lavoy is currently National Intelligence Officer for South Asia at the National Intelligence Council and previously served as Director for Counterproliferation Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The book was published this year by Stanford University Press as part of its prestigious Security Studies series. (Released)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

NPS Professor Offers Prolific Insight to Nuclear Deterrence NPS Professor Offers Prolific Insight to Nuclear Deterrence
Posted 12/2/2008 2:57:04 PM, US Navy Photo by MCSN John R. Fischer.

Retired Pakistan Army Brig. Gen. Feroz Khan, now a professor of National Security Affairs (NSA) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), contributed to The Long Shadow: Nuclear Weapons and Security in 21st Century Asia with a chapter discussing nuclear deterrence and Pakistan's position within the nuclear proliferation theater of central Asia. Former NPS faculty member Dr. Peter R. Lavoy co-wrote the chapter; and Dr. James Wirtz, Dean of NPS’ School of International Graduate Studies, and Dr. S. Paul Kapur, an Associate Professor of NSA, contributed their own chapters to the text. (Released)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

NPS Welcomes New Director of Programs for San Diego NPS Welcomes New Director of Programs for San Diego
Posted 12/2/2008 2:54:35 PM, US Navy Photo by MCCS (AW/SW) Jacqueline Kiel.

Retired Rear Adm. William D. Rodriguez is the new Director of Programs in San Diego. He is also a Professor of Practice in Systems Engineering and the Deputy Director for the Meyer Institute. (Released)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

NPS Welcomes Nobel Laureate NPS Welcomes Nobel Laureate
Posted 12/2/2008 2:52:56 PM, US Navy Photo by Javier Chagoya.

Dr. Herbert Kroemer, a professor from the University of California Santa Barbara who received the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics, delivered a guest lecture for the Naval Postgraduate School Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Oct. 23. Kroemer’s scientific accomplishments include the development of laser technology that has helped create compact discs, digital versatile discs and fiber communications. (Released)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

NPS Co-Hosts First Educational Film Symposium NPS Co-Hosts First Educational Film Symposium
Posted 12/2/2008 2:50:19 PM, US Navy Photo by MC2 Kellie Arakawa.

Army Col. Sue Ann Sandusky (left), Commandant of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, leads a discussion with Jonathan Stack (right), an award-winning executive producer for “Iron Ladies of Liberia,” during the Windows to the World symposium at the Golden State Theater in downtown Monterey. Windows to the World, a four-day educational film symposium developed by the Naval Postgraduate School, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Monterey Institute of International Studies, featured 15 international documentaries with discussions led by professors and regional experts from each institution. (Released)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

NPS Hosts Seminar: “Robust Parallel Computing Architectures for Communications and Secure Applications” NPS Hosts Seminar: “Robust Parallel Computing Architectures for Communications and Secure Applications”
Posted 11/13/2008 9:31:29 AM, US Navy Photo by MCSN John R. Fischer.

David Patterson, the Pardee Professor of Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley, answers a question during a panel discussion at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering's "Robust Parallel Computing Architectures for Communications and Secure Applications" seminar hosted at the Naval Postgraduate School. Patterson and speakers David Flynn, a Fellow in Research and Development at ARM Ltd. and visiting professor at Southampton University, U.K., Andrew Sloss, an ARM Ltd. representative on the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Committee and Fellow of the British Computer Society, and Roger Hughes, a senior market development manager at Actel, all participated in the discussion. (Released)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

NPS Prof. to NATO and US Afghanistan Commander: “It Takes the Villages” NPS Prof. to NATO and US Afghanistan Commander: “It Takes the Villages”
Posted 11/4/2008 3:04:12 PM, US Navy Photo.

Naval Postgraduate School National Security Affairs Research Professor and director of the university’s Program for Culture and Conflict Studies Thomas Johnson recently returned from a six-week DoD-sponsored trip to Afghanistan where he met with the commander of both U.S. and NATO forces, Gen. David McKiernan, and delivered a clear message: “To win, it will take the villages. We won’t succeed until we shift the center of gravity of our counterinsurgency strategy and administration from the capital Kabul to the tribal villages and districts. All counterinsurgency is local, and we have to decentralize the deployment of our troops to help the rural tribal elders resist the extremists.” The message seems to have gotten through. Within the month, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen told journalists that the situation in Afghanistan will probably get worse ‘barring rapid, major improvements to bolster district and tribal leaders’ to offset the weak central government in Kabul. In the photo, Johnson, left, presents an NPS coin to Jalalabad Mayor Lal Agha Kaker during a Sept. 3 meeting to discuss governance and security issues, in appreciation for his dedicated service to the people of Afghanistan. (Released)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

University Leaders Discuss Economic Impact of Local Education, Research University Leaders Discuss Economic Impact of Local Education, Research
Posted 11/4/2008 3:01:27 PM, US Navy Photo by MC2 Kellie Arakawa.

Naval Postgraduate School President Dan Oliver discusses the value of partnerships among regional education institutions, the community and local industries at the Second Annual Higher Education and Research Leadership Summit. The summit meeting was established by the Competitive Cluster Initiative’s Education and Research Cluster to help top institutional leaders from the Monterey area collaborate and expand their partnership efforts. (Released)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

SSE Students Brief Space Brain Trust on ‘Holy Grail’ Satellite Design SSE Students Brief Space Brain Trust on ‘Holy Grail’ Satellite Design
Posted 11/4/2008 2:59:06 PM, US Navy Photo by MC2 Kellie Arakawa.

Naval Postgraduate School alumnus Rear Adm. Victor See, Jr. (Aeronautical Engineering and Naval Avionics, 1989), center, Director of the National Reconnaissance Office Communications Directorate, Commander of SPAWAR’s Space Field Activity and the Navy’s Program Executive Officer for Space Systems, joined senior space experts from across the federal government, military and aerospace industry for the final review of Space Systems Engineering and Operations students’ capstone spacecraft design project, Sept. 23. The daylong briefs by eleven students, pictured here, covered all aspects of their cutting-edge design for a multi-mission operationally responsive spacecraft carrying an infrared imaging payload in sun-synchronous low-earth orbit. Left to right: Air Force Capt. Maggie Sullivan, Lt. Tom Childers, Lt. Nate Walker, Lt. Cmdr. Tanya Lehmann, Cmdr. Mike Tsutagawa, Lt. Scott Williams, See, Lt. Chance Litton, Lt. Cmdr. Joe Cascio, Lt. Cmdr. Troy Hicks, student team leader Lt. Cmdr. Allen Blocker, and Lt. Mark Gerald. (Released)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

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)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

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)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

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)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

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)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

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)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

COASTS Holds First Science & Technology Symposium at NPS COASTS Holds First Science & Technology Symposium at NPS
Posted 10/20/2008 1:02:46 PM, US Navy Photo by Javier Chagoya.

Military, government, industry and academic leaders converged on the Naval Postgraduate School Sept. 9-11 for the first annual Cooperative Operations and Applied Science and Technology Studies (COASTS) Science and Technology Symposium, focused on bringing the latest software and technology solutions to first responders, law enforcement and the services. A highlight of the conference was the keynote by retired Air Force Gen. Charles Holland, former commander, Headquarters, U.S. Special Operations Command (photo), on the importance of shared situational awareness and interoperability for multinational operations in the Global War on Terrorism and of programs like COASTS for quickly improving these mission critical capabilities. “The future is about joint, combined, interagency, coalition and commercial all working together. [COASTS Program Director] Jim Ehlert is bringing the coalition partners together, and this is exactly what we need,” Holland said. (Released)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

Center for Civil-Military Relations Hosts ‘Responses to Terrorism’ Class at NPS Center for Civil-Military Relations Hosts ‘Responses to Terrorism’ Class at NPS
Posted 10/20/2008 12:59:38 PM, US Navy Photo by MCSN John R. Fischer.

Indonesian navy Col. Agus Heryana, retired Navy Capt. Paul Shemella, Indonesian army Lt. Col. Gumuruh Winardjatmiko and Indonesian air force Col. Adrian Wattimenia pose for a photograph with a token of appreciation presented to Shemella by Heryana, Winardjatmiko and Wattimenia at the close of the Center for Civil-Military Relations seminar, "Civil-Military Responses to Terrorism," which took place at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., ending Sept. 19, 2008. 33 civilian and military individuals from 27 countries participated in the seminar. (Released)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

NPS Welcomes Navy’s Newest Chief Petty Officers NPS Welcomes Navy’s Newest Chief Petty Officers
Posted 9/24/2008 11:14:03 AM, US Navy Photo by Javier Chagoya.

The Monterey Peninsula’s newest Navy chief petty officers gather outside of Herrmann Hall at the Naval Postgraduate School following their pinning ceremony Sept. 16. Pictured are: (First row, from left) Chief Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (CTIC) Amy Sojo, CTIC Sarah McCoy, (Second row from left) CTIC Shawn Meysenburg, Chief Steelworker Louie Alvarez, Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EODC) James Jones, EODC Jon Greco, (Third row from left) CTIC Michael Chambers, CTIC Rodney Martin and CTIC Andrew Young. (Released)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

Bronze Star Winner, Faculty and Students Hailed at Summer Awards Ceremony Bronze Star Winner, Faculty and Students Hailed at Summer Awards Ceremony
Posted 9/24/2008 10:47:33 AM, US Navy Photo by Javier Chagoya.

As the Summer 2008 graduating class watched with rapt attention, Naval Postgraduate School President Daniel Oliver, left, pinned the Bronze Star on Operations Research military instructor Cmdr. Douglas Burton, right, for meritorious achievement in connection with combat operations while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Bronze Star award was the surprise opening of the Sept. 16 Summer 2008 awards ceremony at which 33 students and four faculty members were recognized for outstanding academic and instructional achievement. “This was completely unexpected and such a great honor that I’m almost speechless,” Burton said after the ceremony. “Everything I did was for the young soldiers, Sailors, Marines, who are the reason good things happen in Iraq. They were my driving force and I can’t say enough about them. I like to think that perhaps what I did saved a few lives, and that’s the most important thing.” (Released)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image

NPS Hosts Diverse Array of Speakers at LDESP Seminar NPS Hosts Diverse Array of Speakers at LDESP Seminar
Posted 9/24/2008 10:45:07 AM, US Navy Photo by MCSN John R. Fischer.

Retired Ambassador Peter Tomsen, Special Envoy on Afghanistan for former President George H.W. Bush, discusses "The Way Forward for Afghanistan" with senior leaders of the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team stationed out of Georgia at a Leadership Development & Education for Sustained Peace seminar Aug. 28. Sitting in the front row taking notes is COL Lee K. Durham, the brigade's Commanding Officer. (Released)

Click to Enlarge Photo Click to Download Image


Show 5 / 10 / 25 Photos Per Page

This is an official U.S. Navy website.
All information contained herein has been approved for release by the NPS Public Affairs Officer.
Page Last Updated: | Contact the Webmaster