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Two NPS Grads Among NASA’s Newest Astronauts
Two Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumni have just graduated astronaut basic training with the first cohort for NASA’s Artemis program, poised to open a new chapter of American space exploration. M... Read More

NPS Student, Alumnus Honored With Naval Submarine League Literary Awards
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumnus Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Hilger and current student Lt. Bryan Lowry were awarded top honors in the Naval Submarine League’s Literary Award competition, presented during t... Read More

Inaugural Tech Op Helps Industry Reps Explore Military Applications of 5G
In an effort to explore opportunities for collaboration in emerging technologies, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) hosted its inaugural Tech Op event, Oct. 24. Billed, “Taking 5G to the Edge,” the ... Read More

NPS alumna to use education, Career Intermission for higher calling
Tragedy struck Haiti on the morning of Oct. 4, 2016, when the 150-mph winds of Hurricane Matthew, a category five hurricane, struck the island nation. In its aftermath, 546 people had lost their lives... Read More

Former Vice President Dan Quayle Tours Campus, Research Labs
Dan Quayle, 44th Vice President of the United States, took an opportunity to learn more about the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and its unique mission of defense-relevant graduate education and rese... Read More

Alumnus honors legacy of iconic NPS Professor Richard W. Hamming
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumnus Dr. Martin Mandelberg has embarked on an effort to honor one of the 20th century’s greatest minds, esteemed computer scientist and mentor NPS Distinguished Prof... Read More

Chair Professor Recognized by AIAA for Advancing Astronautics
NPS National Reconnaissance Office Chair Professor retired U.S. Navy Capt. Daniel Bursch has been presented with the Haley Astronautics Award by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics ... Read More

Alumnus Shares a Powerful Story of Transformation With Summer Grads
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) bid farewell to 320 graduates, including 29 international students from 11 nations, earning 323 advanced degrees during the 2018 Summer Quarter Graduation ceremony ... Read More

NPS Inducts Newest Member into Esteemed Hall of Fame
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) recently welcomed its newest inductee into the university’s prestigious Hall of Fame. Vice Adm. Jan E. Tighe was presented with the NPS Hall of Fame medal – honori... Read More

Winter Quarter Grad Prevails in Global Simulation Competition
A recent Graduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP) graduate has emerged triumphant in a major international simulation competition. U.S. Navy Lt. Jessika Hall represented the Naval Postgr... Read More

Data Standardization Research Could Bring Landmark Change to How Ships Communicate
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students’ work is about to be put to the test this Spring in a trial that has the potential to radically change the way the U.S. Navy navigates the information age. A ... Read More

Air Force Turns to NPS for Analysis of Commercial Purchasing Platforms
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018 includes a compelling provision known as the Thornberry Act, which sets out to push reform to the DOD acquisition process through str... Read More

NPS Students Selected for Prestigious Fellowship at SPAWAR Pacific
U.S. Navy Capt. Mel Yokoyama, Commanding Officer of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific), met with NPS students who have been selected for participation in the (SSC Pacific... Read More

Former CJCS Offers Candid Look at America’s Greatest Challenges
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired Adm. Mike Mullen addressed NPS students, faculty and staff on the challenges facing America today and our way forward during the latest Secretary ... Read More

NPS Students’ Theses Offer Unique Insight, Perspectives on ISIS
In June of 2014, a branch of al-Qaida previously known as the “Organization of Monotheism and Jihad” proclaimed itself an Islamic State caliphate in order to establish a unified political and military... Read More

NPS Conrad Scholar Award Continues Legacy of Rear Adm. Peter Conrad
Retired Rear Adm. Peter Conrad died in Leonardtown, Maryland Dec. 10, 2017 at the age of 88 years old. He was predeceased by his wife Judith Coville Conrad and by his younger twin siblings Julia Conra... Read More

Distinguished NPS Alumna Congratulates Fall Quarter's Graduates
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) bid farewell to 396 graduates earning 399 advanced degrees, including 36 international students, during the 2017 Fall Quarter Graduation ceremony in King Auditorium... Read More

NASA Accepts Two NPS Graduates Into Latest Astronaut Candidate Class
Of the 11 candidates selected for NASA’s latest class of astronaut candidates, Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Dominick and Marine Corps Maj. Jasmin Moghbeli have something in common ... a master’s degree from the ... Read More

NPS Grad, Dallas PD Officer, Examines Law Enforcement’s Response to Mass Protest
Dallas Police Department Officer Maj. Stephen “Max” Geron has been a busy man since graduating from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). Geron’s thesis... Read More

NPS Team Patents New Global Positioning Method Using Broadcast TV Signals
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumna Kaylene Carter, along with Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty Drs. Murali Tummala and John McEachen, and electrical engineer Rohan Ramlall... Read More

NPS Honors Winter Quarter Graduates
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) honored 301 graduates during its Winter Quarter Commencement Ceremony at King Auditorium, March 25. The graduates included representatives from every branch of the ... Read More

Student’s Explosive Containment Technique Leads to Patent
Former Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Defense Analysis student Navy Lt. Deward Cummings was awarded a patent for his “Explosive Storage System,” Jan. 12. His invention reveals a novel t... Read More

NPS Student Turns Tragedy Into Triumph in Service to His Fellow Wounded Warriors
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) student U.S. Army Maj. Dennis “DJ” Skelton, of Elk Point, South Dakota, has been given a rather unfortunate moniker, one he likely would prefer not to have. In 2011, fo... Read More

NPS Alumnus, Retired Vice Admiral Talks Innovation During SGL
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumnus and retired U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Michael C. Vitale shared a career of lessons learned in innovation with NPS students during a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lectur... Read More

Former NPS Army War College Fellows Call for Irregular Cyber Strategies
Former NPS students and U.S. Army War College Fellows Army Lt. Cols. Robert Schultz and Patrick Duggan earned first-place honors while competing in the 2015 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Natio... Read More

Esteemed Alumnus, Former POW Honors Winter Graduates
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) honored some 334 graduates from 17 countries earning 335 advanced degrees during its Winter Quarter Commencement Ceremony in King Auditorium, March 27. NPS Presiden... Read More

NPS Alumni at the Helm of First America-Class Amphibious Assault Ship
USS America, the first of the America-class amphibious assault ships, is an engineering wonder. With a displacement of 45,000 tons, the America is as large as many allied nation aircraft carriers. Her... Read More

Fall Quarter Graduate’s Research Recognized by Navy Oceanographer
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) student Lt. Cmdr. Kathryn “Kate” Hermsdorfer, graduating this Fall Quarter in the university’s Meteorology and Physical Oceanography curricula (METOC), was recently rec... Read More

Former CJCS, NPS Alumnus Inducted into National Academy of Engineering
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumnus and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff retired Navy Adm. Mike Mullen was recently inducted into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for “for app... Read More

Marine Air Control Group Squadron COs Take NPS Education to Command
“I was always told that it was a career killer, and I for one am gratified that we are proving otherwise,” said Marine Corps Lt. Col. John Dobrydney, commanding officer of Marine Wing Communications S... Read More

Senior Brazilian Officer Honored With Distinguished Alumni Award
Military Advisor for the Minister of Defense, Vice Admiral Almir Garnier Santos of the Federal Republic of Brazil Navy was presented with the Naval Postgraduate School’s Distinguished Alumni Award dur... Read More

NPS Alumnus Named 55th President of Naval War College
Rear Adm. P. Gardner Howe, a 1995 graduate of the special operations/low intensity conflict (SOLIC) curriculum at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), has been named the next President of the Naval Wa... Read More

Senate Confirms NPS Alumnus Robert Work as Deputy Defense Secretary
By voice vote late today, the Senate confirmed Robert O. Work, a retired Marine Corps colonel, to be the next deputy secretary of defense. Christine H. Fox has been acting deputy secretary since form... Read More

Former NPS President Takes Helm at U.S. Fleet Cyber Command
U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F) conducted a change of command April 2 at the Frank B. Rowlett Building located at Fort George G. Meade, Md. Vice Adm. Jan E. Tighe relieved Adm. Mi... Read More

NPS Alumnus Meets the Recipient of His Bone Marrow Donation
Eric Priest carefully removed the paper wrapping from a small box and wordlessly inspected the pewter clock inside and the words engraved on the surface: “Eric Priest, Thanks For Adding Time To My Lif... Read More

NPS Alumni Sweep Prestigious Stockdale Leadership Awards for 2013
Naval Postgraduate School alumni, Navy Cmdrs. Richard N. Massie and Leif E. Mollo, have been selected to receive the Navy’s coveted Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership, and will be honored du... Read More

NPS Alumnus, Mercury 7 Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Passes
Mercury 7 astronaut and NPS alumnus retired Navy Cmdr. M. Scott Carpenter passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, from complications related to a recent stroke. A graduate of NPS' General Line School in 1959, ... Read More

NPS’ CHDS Announces 2013-14 Distinguished Fellows
An emergency management professional from Washington state and a retired New York City police detective are the 2013-14 Center for Homeland Defense and Security Distinguished Alumni Fellows. Jody Woo... Read More

University Honors Its Latest Class During Spring Graduation Ceremony
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) welcomed U.S. Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service to keynote its 2013... Read More

NPS Adds Another Astronaut Alumnus With NASA’s Newest Class
When NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced the latest class of NASA’s eight astronaut candidates, June 17, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) was able to add yet another space-traveling alumnus... Read More

Vice Chief Ferguson Holds All-Hands Call at Naval Postgraduate School
Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Mark Ferguson addressed Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students, faculty and staff during an all-hands call on the university campus, April 25. During the ... Read More

NPS Grads Form International OR Community at NATO ISAF Afghanistan
For men and women serving their country overseas, building a sense of community with fellow service members can be incredibly valuable. As a group of Naval Postgraduate School alumni found at the Nort... Read More

NPS Alumnus Turns Off Duty Time Into Profitable Business
Marines are supposed to relax and blow off steam when they get home from a combat tour. U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Robert Dyer of Tacoma, Wash., apparently didn’t get the memo – he started a company. Dye... Read More

NPS Alumnus Applies Studies to Monumental ‘Endeavour’
One hundred eighty-two meetings. Eight hundred fifty emails. A 96-hour work shift with the whole world watching. That was just part of Naval Postgraduate School alumnus, Inglewood Police Lt. James ... Read More

Naval Postgraduate School Inducts Iconic SEAL, Industry Mogul Into University Hall of Fame
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) welcomed its two newest inductees into the university’s prestigious Hall of Fame during a formal ceremony in Herrmann Hall, Nov. 30. Interim President Rear Adm. Jan... Read More

NPS Alumnus Helps Return Search and Rescue Unit to NAS Lemoore
The whir of the Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore is a welcomed one, as a new search and rescue (SAR) unit has geared up to begin operations and support open water training fo... Read More

NPS Alumnus Applies Education, Navy Career in Leading NOAA Operations
When NPS alumnus and current Deputy Under Secretary for Operations at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Dr. David Titley, likens the structure of his organization to that of ... Read More

Computer Science Alumnus Keynotes Spring Quarter Graduation
A day of perfect weather welcomed family and friends of this quarter’s graduates to the NPS campus for the Spring 2012 Graduation ceremony in King Auditorium, June 15.  NPS President Dan Oliver i... Read More

NPS Welcomes Consultant Dr. Fenton Carey for SGL
On May 15, Naval Postgraduate School students, faculty and staff welcomed aeronautical engineering alumnus Dr. Fenton Carey, a retired naval officer, for a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture entitled... Read More

Pacific Fleet Commander Honored With Distinguished Alumnus Award
Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT) was named a distinguished alumnus by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) April 28, while attending the university’s annual Submarine Birthday Ball. Adm... Read More

Alumnus Applies NPS Studies to Building the Navy’s Newest Ships
From the halls of the Naval Postgraduate School to shipyards across the country, NPS electrical engineering alumnus Capt. Robert Crowe, Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP), Conversion and Repair, Bat... Read More

University Inducts Two New Members into Prestigious Hall of Fame
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) inducted two new members, retired Adm. Stan Arthur and Dr. Jack London, to its Hall of Fame during a ceremony, Dec. 2. Adm. Stanley Arthur served as Commander U.S.... Read More

iRobot COO and NPS Grad Joseph Dyer Explores Concept Design, Development with University Community
The Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) welcomed guest speaker and NPS alumnus, retired Vice Adm. Joseph Dyer, Chief Operating Officer of iRobot, Inc., to the ... Read More

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta Returns Home to Address NPS Community
The United States Secretary of Defense returned to his hometown, Aug. 23, to deliver a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) to NPS students, faculty and staff packed into King Auditorium. Longtim... Read More

NPS Alumnus Leads Multinational Humanitarian Operations in the Pacific
When the Pacific Partnership 2011 (PP11) Team completed the final phase of its five-month mission, July 15, Mission Commander Capt. Jesse Wilson reflected on the U.S. Pacific Fleet-sponsored humanitar... Read More

From the Shuttle to the Lab, NPS Alumni Look for Solutions to Today’s Space Challenges
Naval Postgraduate School alumni and former astronauts Kent Rominger and Ken Reightler have seen time change a lot of things. The shuttle program is at its end, their days as astronauts with NASA are ... Read More

SAIC CEO and NPS Alumnus Walt Havenstein Brings Passion to Promoting STEM Fields to America’s Youth
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) has long been vested in the STEM – or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – disciplines, not only for the thousands of military officers and DoD civili... Read More

A Conversation with New Dean of Students, Capt. Alan Poindexter
  When the Naval Postgraduate School welcomed its new Dean of Students (DoS) early this year, it was a face the campus had seen many times before. Capt. Alan Poindexter is not only an alumnus, ea... Read More

NPS Alumnus Marshall Carter Brings Ethics and Leadership to Guiding the New York Stock Exchange
From the Purple Heart to the New York Stock Exchange, NPS alumnus Marshall Carter has had quite a career. He has worked for some of the most powerful companies in banking, and now serves as Chairman o... Read More

Alumnus Named Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
Retired Rear Admiral John D. Butler (Engineering Acoustics, ‘86, left,) was named an Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II conferred the... Read More

NPS Inducts Three New Members into Hall of Fame
Friends and family of three NPS Hall of Fame inductees filled the Quarterdeck of Herrmann Hall with the melodies of the Del Monte Brass playing in the background. It was a warm walk down memory lane w... Read More

NPS Alumni Highlight San Francisco Fleet Week
From sleek and modern battleships to precision aerial acrobatics performed by the Blue Angels, the Navy showcased its best and brightest Sailors, Marines and military hardware during San Francisco’s a... Read More

Alumnus Honored by ASNE for Excellence in Naval Engineering
Cmdr. Bradford Bittle, an NPS electrical engineering graduate, was named the 2009 Claud A. Jones Award winner for his significant contributions to naval engineering by the American Society of Naval En... Read More

NPS Alumnus Serves as XO, Future CO, of Navy’s Flagship Amphib
Capt. Cedric Pringle graduated from Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) with a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategy in 1998 and recently returned to the state as Executive Officer, and soon to be... Read More

Ph.D. Alumnus Awarded Top Honor by Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
On Sept. 18, NPS alumnus Air Force Maj. Christopher McClernon accepted the prestigious Alphonse Chapanis Best Student Paper Award at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Conference in San F... Read More

Award Winning Journalist Talks Media Relations With DoD’s Warrior Diplomats
More than 30 military students designated as Foreign Area Officers (FAO) got the inside scoop on media relations from award-winning reporter Martin Savidge, Sept. 15, part of the latest Joint Foreign ... Read More

Head of Thai Ministry of Defence Inducted into NPS Hall of Fame
The Naval Postgraduate School welcomed General Apichart Penkitti, Permanent Secretary of Defence of the Thai Ministry of Defence, into the university’s Hall of Fame, placing him in a distinguished gro... Read More

NPS Grad Cmdr. Joey Frantzen Returns to Monterey as XO of USS Mobile Bay
It takes a lot of qualified men and women to operate the San Diego-based guided missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG-53). The crew of 320 take their responsibilities seriously aboard what could be the m... Read More

Alumnus, Energy Secretary Buzz Savage Lectures on Nuclear Future
What if you found out you were only using about one percent of the oil and gasoline that you put into your car, and discovered the rest was just shipped off to sit and decay for the next 100,000 years... Read More

NPS Grad Becomes First Female IW Flag
The Naval Postgraduate School has a reputation for educating and supporting some of our military’s best leaders in the most pressing areas of national security today. In each graduating class, some st... Read More

Area Students Get a Call from Orbiting Space Shuttle Discovery
More than 1,000 students, parents and members of the NPS community packed King Auditorium Saturday morning where they received a call from the Space Shuttle Discovery orbiting more than 200 miles into... Read More

Apollo 11 Hero Regales Space Systems Students, Faculty
Neil Armstrong’s ‘giant leap for mankind’ would have turned into tragedy had it not been for the fast thinking and courageous action of a Naval Postgraduate School distinguished alumnus, retired Navy ... Read More

Special Ops Head, Alumnus Addresses Defense Analysis Students
Since the Special Operations curriculum of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Defense Analysis Department is sponsored by the U.S. Special Operations Command, a visit and special lecture by USSOCOM Comma... Read More

Marine Air Wing Commander Congratulates Summer Grads
Commanding General of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Maj. Gen. Thomas Conant rallied 255 Naval Postgraduate School graduates to use their intellectual capital to the fullest in their continued careers a... Read More

NPS Mourns Passing of Legend Rear Adm. Wayne E. Meyer
The Naval Postgraduate School mourned the passing of one of its greatest Hall of Fame Alumni, “Father of the Aegis” Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer, Sept. 1. The Aegis is the Navy’s primary ship air-defe... Read More

NPS Astronaut Alumni Star in Centennial Air and Space Week
One-third of U.S. astronauts are graduates of the Naval Postgraduate School, more than any other graduate university in the world, and a large number returned to their alma mater in August for a Cente... Read More

Mullen Inducted into NPS Hall of Fame
Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was inducted to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Hall of Fame during an all-hands ceremony August 11. Mullen, an NPS graduate who received ... Read More

Original Mercury 7 Astronaut, Alumnus Scott Carpenter Shares Insights with Past, Future Space Travelers
Naval Postgraduate School alumnus retired Navy Cmdr. M. Scott Carpenter – the second American to orbit the Earth and the world’s first astronaut/aquanaut – celebrated the 47th anniversary of his ... Read More

NPS Remembers VADM (Ret.) Thomas Hughes
Students, faculty and staff from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) gathered at the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel Jan. 16, to remember retired Vice Adm. Thomas Hughes, an NPS Distinguished Alumnus who on... Read More

'84 Classmates Receive Distinguished Alumnus Awards in Dual Ceremony
Two graduates of the Naval Postgraduate School December 1984 class were honored with Distinguished Alumnus Awards in a dual ceremony in the Barbara McNitt Ballroom, Dec. 19. NPS President Daniel Olive... Read More