The HERG – 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.

Setting it apart from other military programs, the HERG emphasizes applied research within the domains of behavioral, cognitive, physical, ethics of war, moral and cognitive dissonance, organizational psychology, and personal leadership development. The HERG’s focus on individual readiness and collaborative research will improve combat effectiveness, now and into the future, with a strong, educated, agile, resilient, and longer-serving force.



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NPS leans into SECNAV strategic guidance on education, innovation
A recent panel, Should the Navy Explore new Approaches with Respect to Its Strategy, at WEST 2022 shared the Secretary of the Navy's sentiment on the importance of adaptive learning. Panel members consistently highlighted the need for young, agile leaders that are prepared to outthink our enemies on the modern and future battlefield. With increased prioritization of naval and defense education, the Naval Postgraduate School’s students, faculty and accomplishments are central to the success of the Naval and Joint Forces.

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NPS supports international partners in infrastructure, energy, cybersecurity
The U.S. identified a national security interest in helping partners and allies become more resilient in the face of hybrid threats and attacks on the systems that undergird basic living conditions such as heating in the winter and the transportation of goods and services. The Energy Academic Group at the Naval Postgraduate School plays an important role in enhancing global energy security by supporting security initiatives with NATO, partners and allies through education, research and outreach.


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