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Christmas Day

Date: December 25, 2018

Christmas Day is a federal holiday celebrated on December 25.
For more on federal holidays, please visit OPM.GOV.

Reporting Date

Date: December 26, 2018
Location: Naval Postgraduate School

U.S. and International students are to report back on Wednesday, December 26, 2018.

Please visit Academic Calendar for upcoming dates or NPS Student homepage for Incoming, prospective, current and distance learning.

New Year’s Day

Date: January 1, 2019

New Year’s Day is a federal holiday celebrated on January 1st.
For more on federal holidays, please visit OPM.GOV.

Navy Senior Leader Seminar (NSLS)

Date: January 8, 2019 to January 17, 2019
Location: Naval Postgraduate School

The Navy Senior Leader Seminar (NSLS) provides senior officers (O6/O5), senior civilians (GS-15) and Fleet/Force Command Master Chiefs with an intensive nine-day executive education program that introduces the latest "best practices" in strategic planning, goal setting, strategic communication, effects-based thinking, risk management, financial management, and innovation. The program provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to manage and lead effectively in complex organizations. Learning is enhanced by the use of case studies, small-team exercises, practical applications, seminar-style discussions, peer learning, and faculty presentations.

Objectives / Desired End State

  • To learn directly from Navy leaders the strategies, policies, and resource issues shaping the Navy's strategy today and the business processes to achieve that strategy.
  • To acquire knowledge that stimulates innovative thinking and provides leadership tools to meet the challenges confronting the U.S. Navy in the 21st Century.
  • To share expertise with and learn from peers in the course.
  • To enhance participants' individual strengths to support changes set by senior Navy leadership.

The Location

The NSLS is conducted at the Center for Executive Education on the campus of the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Lodging is available on-base at the Navy Gateway Inns & Suites in historic Herrmann Hall.

Who Should Attend?

The NSLS is designed for Navy Captains, high-potential Commanders, GS-15 equivalent civilians, and Fleet/Force Command Master Chiefs. Participants are nominated by their TYCOMs and community leadership.

Martin Luther King’s Birthday

Date: January 21, 2019

Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday is a federal holiday celebrated on Monday, January 15, 2018.
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President’s Day

Date: February 18, 2019

President's Day is observed the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States. President's Day also honors the legacy of past presidents.

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