Our 2020 Research Report is Here!


Research support is one of the most important things we do here at the Naval Postgraduate School Alumni Association and Foundation. In this report, we highlight faculty and student research, as well as key NPS research priorities in artificial intelligence, cyber, autonomy, and innovation.


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

We invite you to join Admiral Eric Olson (Ret), the former Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, for a discussion on Thursday, September 3, from 3:00 - 4:00 PM (PST). Joining Admiral Olson with be Colonel John Crisafulli, U.S. Army Green Beret and Special Operations Forces Chair at NPS, who will share their insights on how the SOF community is evolving and the role NPS plays in enhancing the capabilities of our special operations personnel. They will also share information about a new project at NPS to support the refit and subsequently enhance the cognitive and physical performance of the special operations forces.
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5G: A Grand Economic Competition

NPS Hall of Fame Alumni VADM (Ret) Jan Tighe and GEN (Ret) Keith Alexander offered their thoughts on the future of 5G and its military applications in a Virtual Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture. Both answered questions posed by current NPS students and engaged in a little light-hearted Army/Navy rivalry.


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.

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The Shadow War

NPSAAF hosted a discussion of Jim Sciutto's book The Shadow War: Inside Russia's and China's Secret Operations to Defeat America with the author, NPS Assistant Professor Dr. Ryan Maness, and NPSAAF Trustee and former Navy SEAL Chris Fussell. The panelist highlighted the invisible fronts that make up 21st century warfare and answered questions from audience members. The discussion is now available for viewing at the link below.

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The Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture Series

25 AUGUST 1500 (PST)

Dr. Kathryn Sullivan was one of the first six women to join the NASA astronaut corps in 1978 and holds the distinction of being the first American woman to walk in space. Her submersible dive to the Challenger Deep in June of 2020 made her the first person to both orbit the planet and reach its deepest point.

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