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Annual Report & Fact Book 2014 Contents

ANNUAL REPORT & FACT BOOK 2014 CONTENTS

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) plays an important role in the development of Navy and Marine Corps future leaders and decision makers by providing defense-focused, relevant graduate education and research programs. read more

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL

NPS was established as the School of Marine Engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1909. In 1919, the school was renamed the Naval Postgraduate School. In 1949, as part of a reorganization within the Department of Defense, Congress authorized the move of NPS from Annapolis, Maryland to Monterey, California. read more

SUPPORTING THE COMBATANT COMMANDER

Critical to the successful execution of the Naval Postgraduate School mission is educational and research programs that provide tangible, direct support to Combatant Commanders across the Department of Defense. read more

EDUCATING THE FLEET AND FORCE

In addition to the 1,600-plus resident students on the university’s Monterey campus, the Naval Postgraduate School has put considerable effort into evolving the field of distance education, providing the Navy, Marine Corps, and all of DOD with an accessible graduate education in a defense relevant field. read more

REAL-WORLD, RELEVANT RESEARCH

Research at the Naval Postgraduate School is performed in support of our students’ pursuit of graduate education, but our students are officers of U.S. Armed Forces, and each of them enters the university with a wealth of operational experience to apply to their theses. read more

MASTERS OF THE EM DOMAIN

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert has been a vocal proponent of the importance of electromagnetic (EM) spectrum research, and one of the hottest areas of study involves the environmental effects on EM wave propagation. read more

ADVANCING THE SECRETARY'S GOALS

The Naval Postgraduate School is in the unique position to advance the skill sets of officers throughout the Navy, Marine Corps, and across the Armed Services – and every one of these students has been chosen to lead, and will return to the fleet and force to lead. read more

THE PAYOFF

When graduates complete their studies at the Naval Postgraduate School, it is their singular purpose to return to their respective service with an advanced set of skills to more effectively accomplish their missions. It is a return on an investment. read more