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NPS: Where Science Meets the Art of Warfare.

We Support the Naval Postgraduate School in Overcoming the Defense Challenges of Today and Tomorrow

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The Human Enhancement Research Group

Operational Readiness Center

The Human Enhancement Research Group (HERG) is an organization functioning as a center for research and innovation in the field of human enhancement. It takes a proactive stance utilizing student and faculty research in human enhancement to keep our service members combat-ready and to prolong health and advance capabilities.

Who We Are

The Foundation

Only the Naval Postgraduate School synchronizes student operational experience and graduate education with applied research and faculty expertise to deliver twice the return on education investment for the Department of Defense: relevant warfighting solutions and leaders educated to employ them.

The Naval Postgraduate School Foundation provides that margin of excellence to the Naval Postgraduate School by providing rapid support to NPS research, facilities and initiatives without the constraints of government funding. The NPS Foundation improves quality of life for NPS students and their families and supports NPS research, partnerships and programs critical to our Nation’s advantage.
The Naval Postgraduate School Foundation provides that margin of excellence to the Naval Postgraduate School by providing rapid support to NPS research, facilities and initiatives without the constraints of government funding. The NPS Foundation improves quality of life for NPS students and their families and supports NPS research, partnerships and programs critical to our Nation’s advantage.

The Alumni Association

Our Alumni Association offers NPS graduates a way to stay connected to the mission of NPS and to foster professional and personal relationships within a network of more than 50,000 distinguished professionals.
Member Benefits Include:
Access to Online NPS Alumni Directory
Invitations to Regional Alumni Events
Mentorship Opportunities

Partner Highlight

The Naval Postgraduate School Foundation is at the intersect of engagement with students, alumni, faculty, the broader DOD, and industry in addressing challenges and identifying opportunities that advance the capabilities of the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and our allies.
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In May 2022, Microsoft and NPS announced a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to explore highly complex issues associated with rapidly integrating and adopting new technologies in support of naval warfighting and national security. With the announcement of Microsoft as the 2022 NPS Foundation Corporate Partner of the Year, we recognize Microsoft’s investment in the people, research and facilities at the Naval Postgraduate School and their shared interest in delivering rapid capabilities for the Fleet and Force.
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The Faces of NPS

RADM Jim Greene, USN (Ret), NPS Foundation Trustee Emeritus, and his wife Susan.
"[My wife Susan and I] believe strongly in the mission of NPS to properly educate the future military and civilian leaders of our nation in an academic setting that strongly promotes interaction among all our armed forces. The presence on campus of international students from over 60 allied nations presents an extraordinary opportunity for coalition building at a grassroots level that will serve our nation well as these students advance through the ranks and assume leadership roles in their respective nations. This makes NPS unique as a national institution. We are pleased to be able to help NPS Foundation enhance the student educational experience through financial and equipment support."
Jim Greene
RADM (Ret), NPS Foundation Trustee Emeritus
Capt. Emily Hastings smiling with another person, both of them are wearing military uniforms.
“NPS is a unique place where students have the opportunity to affect real, necessary change that the force, and the American people protected by our services, need more than ever. Being a student at NPS opens up your mind in a way that you have so much to study, learn and understand about the world, and not just from a military perspective.”
Capt. Emily Hastings, USMC
Manpower Systems Analysis '23
Naresh Shanker smiling with the NPSF logo in the background
“Both NPS and the NPSF share our long term vision for how additive manufacturing can increase supply chain resiliency for the military and manufacturers. We’ve made great progress in advancing that vision through this collaboration so far and believe we will continue to make significant strides moving forward.”
Naresh Shanker
Xerox Chief Technology Officer and Head of Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
ADM Samuel Paparo
“NPS is the premier DOD school of technology for warfighting. It's also close to the center of U.S. innovation and the preponderance of forces assigned to the U.S. Pacific Fleet. We continue to deepen ties between NPS and the Fleet to identify relevant challenges and find solutions to build out our capabilities today while simultaneously guiding generations of warfighters in the future."
ADM Samuel Paparo, USN
Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet
MS in Systems Analysis '15
Natalie Poggemeyer
"The hands-on experience I received was invaluable. NPS must continue to bring in opportunities for students to “get their hands dirty”—we can’t be afraid to learn from best practices, whether that’s from other students, from our allies and partners (another amazing benefit of NPS), or from industry!"
Lt. Col. Erika Teichert, USSF
MS IN SPACE SYSTEMS OPERATIONS '16
Dr. Jim Newman (Former NASA Astronaut), Space Systems Academic Group at the Naval Postgraduate School,
"An NPS education is valuable not only for the Naval Officers who come here, but also for the many other officers and civilians from other services, agencies, companies, and countries.  This is because of the unique blend of faculty and their courses and research that is truly defense focused and geared towards the wide range of students interested in returning to academia. In addition to a number of strong curricula, including but not limited to such curricula as space systems, operations research, and systems engineering, NPS actively involves the stakeholders, whose students are represented in each curriculum, in the decisions about what the students need to learn." 
Jim Newman, PhD
Former NASA Astronaut
Chair, Space Systems Academic Group
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Discover the Benefits of Joining the NPS Foundation

We offer tailored membership options, so you can find what works for you. As a member, you have exclusive access to Foundation and community events, recreational clubs, networking opportunities, and much more.

Students & Faculty

We’re able to offer a variety of recreational clubs to help students & faculty take advantage of their time away from the high-stress, demanding duty of serving our country.

Alumni

We give you the resources you need to foster both professional and personal relationships within this network, and to capitalize on the value of your graduate degree.

Community Supporters

Joining the Foundation as a community supporter gives you an inside look at the Naval Postgraduate School by introducing you to warfighter student members and school leadership in clubs and community events.

News & Events

Upcoming Events

Grand Winter Ball – Dec 3, 2022

An evening of live music, dancing, delicious food and drink, and wonderful company. This magical evening will transport you to a winter wonderland complete with snow, trees, lights and a red-carpet entrance to remember.