Events at NPS
Memorial Day will be observed Monday, May 29, 2017. The holiday originally honored the people killed in the American Civil War, but has become a day on which the American servicemen and servicewomen of all wars are remembered.
For more on the origins of Memorial Day and the National Moment of Remembrance visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.
75th Battle of Midway Anniversary Dinner
The 75th Battle of Midway Anniversary Dinner is set for Saturday 3 June with an 1800 reception on the Q/D followed by dinner. The President and his wife are confirmed. The guest speaker is our very own NPS Professor Captain Jeff Kline, USN (Ret.), Professor of Practice, Operations Research Department. The theme is “From Midway to Monterey: Leveraging Imitative and Technology”. Reservations available via this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-75th-anniversary-battle-of-midway-dining-out-tickets-32424395239 or at the MWR Q/D MWR Office.
The Naval Postgraduate School Spring Quarter Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, June 16, 2017.
The graduation streaming video will be available on June 16 shortly before the start of the ceremony. Please click here to watch the Graduation Ceremony - LIVE.
For dress uniform and more information, please visit the NPS Graduation site.
Vice Admiral Frank Pandolfe
Vice Adm. Frank Pandolfe grew up in New England, graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1980 and was awarded a doctorate in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 1987.
At-sea, he served in USS David R. Ray (DD 971), USS John Hancock (DD 981), USS Hué City (CG 66) and USS Forrestal (CV 59). He commanded USS Mitscher (DDG 57) from 1999 to 2001, earning three Battle Efficiency Awards for operational excellence and three Golden Anchor awards for superior retention. He subsequently commanded Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 18 from 2003 to 2004, operating as sea combat commander for Enterprise Carrier Strike Group in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. From 2008 to 2009, he led Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group on a combat deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
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The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is a federal holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776.
Visit the USA.gov website for information on firework safety, laws and celebrations; facts about the history of this holiday and a variety of holiday tips to make your 4th of July a fun day for the entire family.
SGL with Capt. Jeff Bacon
Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) is scheduled for Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in King Auditorium with Capt. Jeff Bacon, creator of the Broadside Cartoon in the Navy Times Magazine.