Graduates of the Naval Postgraduate School are true leaders, with an opportunity to impact the world around them every day. The university proudly recognizes the accomplishments of its graduates through two dedicated programs ... the NPS Hall of Fame, and NPS Distinguished Alumni program.
The NPS Hall of Fame recognizes the accomplishments of NPS' most distinguished alumni and friends who, through the attainment of positions at the highest levels of public service, have made the greatest contributions to society, their nations and to the Naval Postgraduate School.
Our most recent inductees to the NPS Hall of Fame are:
Inducted April 27, 2017
Dr. Jack R. Borsting served the Naval Postgraduate School in several capacities over his distinguished career in academia and federal service. Dr. Borsting joined the faculty of NPS’ Department of Operations Research in 1959, where he remained for 15 years before becoming university Provost in 1974
Inducted March 27, 2015
In the direst of circumstances, Mr. Alvarez upheld the honor and loyalty of a U.S. Naval Officer, enduring more than eight years of brutal captivity in North Vietnam.
View the complete list of NPS Hall of Fame members.
The NPS Distinguished Alumni Award Program recognizes an alumnus/alumna of the Naval Postgraduate School who has made a distinguished contribution to a branch of learning associated with national security, has rendered distinguished service to some aspect of national security, or has made a distinguished professional achievement which reflects great credit on the recipient and NPS.
Our most recent Distinguished Alumni Award winners are:
- Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk, USN (Ret) (Presented April 19, 2018)
- Dr. Michael A. Parker, USAF (Presented Jan. 11, 2018)
- Chief Cathy Lanier (Ret), Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Dept. (Presented Dec. 15, 2017)
- VADM John T. "Terry" Blake, USN (Ret) (Presented Sept. 7, 2017)
- VADM William A. Brown, USN (Presented May 2, 2017)
View the complete list of NPS Distinguished Alumni Award winners.
Alumni In the News
The Fremont Police Department has its first female police chief, the department announced Monday morning.
The Navy has picked a new leader for Defense Supply Center Columbus.
After serving acting chief since February, Keith Johnson has been named chief of the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System, County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced May 9.
It was the summer of 1965 when Waco resident and Abbott native Don Holland, made his first trip to Vietnam with the U.S. Navy aboard the small destroyer escort ship, the USS Savage.
While forecasting the weather is his forte, Don Conlee, is celebrating a decade of teaching meteorology at Texas A&M by continuing to inspire his students beyond their walk across the stage.
San Diego (NNS) – Vice Adm. Richard A. Brown relieved Vice Adm. Thomas S. Rowden as commander, Naval Surface Forces (SURFOR) and commander, Naval Surface Force U.S. Pacific Fleet, January 18.
Lieutenant Colonel Gary T. Settle was sworn in on Thursday, replacing Colonel W. Steven Flaherty who retired after 14 years as the VSP Superintendent.
An associate vice provost at one of the nation’s most prestigious universities will become vice chancellor for administration and finance at UCCS, university officials announced Jan. 11.
Lieutenant Commander Joseph S. Hamilton will be the parade marshal. He is a native of Green Pond and a 2001 graduate of Walterboro High School. He graduated from The Citadel in 2005 with a bachelor of science degree in computer science.
Cmdr. Allen “A.J.” Rivera, Director of Operations Research and Analysis Division of NAVSUP WSS, was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal for his outstanding meritorious service after serving with distinction for more than two years.
Astronaut Mario Runco Jr. Retires from NASA
After nearly 48 years of federal service, veteran NASA astronaut and Earth and planetary scientist Mario Runco Jr. has retired from NASA; his last day with the agency was Dec. 31. Read More...
Los Alamos Fire Department Chief Troy Hughes graduated Dec. 15 from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security Naval Postgraduate School Master’s Degree Program. Read More...
NFL Chief Security Officer Cathy Lanier congratulates a now fellow alumna of NPS’ Center for Homeland Defense and Security during during the Fall Quarter’s Commencement ceremony, Dec. 15. Read More...
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