Naval War College Monterey Honors Winter Quarter's Top JPME Grads
Naval War College (NWC) Monterey students earning academic honors during the second quarter of Academic Year 2017 are pictured following a brief ceremony in their honor near the NWC Monterey program offices in Halligan Hall, May 9.
The graduates who earned "with Highest Distinction" honors by completing the program in the top five percent of their class are Navy Lt. Cmdr. Luis Aybar, and Army Majs. Robert Nussbaumer and Erik Stanfield.
"It was an honor to be a part of this program and be able to complete my intermediate education as well as a master's degree from NPS," said Stanfield. "This program gave me a great opportunity to interact with the other services and understand how each branch plays an important role."
Graduates earning "with Distinction" honors by completing the program in the top 15 percent of their class are Navy Lts. Justin Down, Katherine Hinkle and Sean Jin, and Army Majs. Anders Hamlin, Jason Jacobs, Kyle Luoma, Justin Schiltz, Garrett Searle and Anthony Smith.
Through the NPS-NWC partnership, a total of 4,613 officers have earned their Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase I certification since the program's inception in September 1999.
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