HERG-The Human Enhancement Research Group


The NPS Human Enhancement Research Group (HERG) is a jointly resourced organization that will provide leadership and innovation in the field of human enhancement, while also conducting a holistic refit and recovery for NPS students and family. The HERG will provide defense focused programs of education and research within the domains of behavioral, cognitive, physical, ethics of war, moral and cognitive dissonance, organizational psychology, and personal leadership development. The HERG will serve as the epicenter for DoD human performance research by, with, and through NPS students. For more information, please click the link below.

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The Foundation

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Alumni Association & Foundation is dedicated to supporting NPS, our nation's premier military graduate institution. Some of the best and brightest military officers come here to learn how to overcome global challenges, and at the foundation, we aim to elevate their experience. By funding defense innovation research and supporting both student programs and NPS initiatives, we prepare our next generation of military leaders to best serve and protect our country.

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Our alumni association offers graduates a way to stay connected to the mission of NPS and to foster professional and personal relationships within a network of 50,000+ distinguished professionals.

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Education for Great Power Competition

On December 15th at 3pm PST (6 pm EST), the NPS Alumni Association and Foundation will host Dr. Steven Blank from Stanford University and NPS Professor of Practice CAPT (Ret) Jeff Kline for a conversation highlighting the  complementary efforts by Stanford and the Naval Postgraduate School to educate the next generation of innovative leaders in national security. 
 Registration link coming soon.

Army of None

On 29 October 2020 at 3 pm Pacific (6 pm Eastern), Paul Scharre, author of Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War, and Dr. Ray Buettner discussed their efforts to understand and develop the advanced capabilities in autonomy to maintain the competitive edge of the United States. They explored how we can drive the adoption of enabling technologies responsibly and leverage the interaction of autonomous systems across the various domains. Disturbingly, the United States may not even be in the lead in adopting autonomy.

Listen Learn Lead

Across the university, leaders in a wide range of disciplines are providing advanced, interdisciplinary education and secure research experiences that foster critical thinking and advance leadership skills in our graduates. Listen, Learn, Lead with NPS President retired Vice Adm. Ann E. Rondeau introduces these extraordinary campus leaders, and the invaluable contributions they make to the university, and to the Navy and nation

U.S. Special Operations Forces: From Counterterrorism to Great Power Competition

Admiral Eric Olson (Ret), the former Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, Colonel John Crisafulli, U.S. Army Green Beret and Special Operations Forces Chair at NPS, shared their insights on how the SOF community is evolving and the role NPS plays in enhancing the capabilities of our special operations personnel. They also shared information about a new project at NPS to support the refit and subsequently enhance the cognitive and physical performance of the special operations forces.