The end of the Spring Quarter brought the return of in-person graduation. On June 18, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfighting Development (N7) Vice Adm. Jeff Hughes congratulated the 364 graduates. Both Hughes and NPS President retired Vice Adm. Ann Rondeau praised the problem-solving ability of the students in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hughes also emphasized the importance of the research by the graduates as it benefits the Department of the Navy and the Department of Defense. Read more.

As the Summer Quarter begins today, NPS welcomes students back to campus at 50 percent capacity. Classes with be taught in person, hybrid, or distance learning with CDC guidelines with the goal of maximizing face-to-face instruction while maintaining health protection. The Foundation looks forward to welcoming students and the rest of the NPS community back to base. The Cottage is open 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop in to say hi! 

Foundation Open House at Cottage 283
Meet the staff, grab a snack, and learn about membership!

Monday, July 12: 8 to 10 a.m.

Tuesday, July 13: 3 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, July 14: 3 to 5 p.m.

Thursday, July 15: 8 to 10 a.m.

We are excited for retired Lt. Gen. Mike Dana to join the team! Read his full bio here

A Message from
Lt. Gen. Mike Dana, USMC (Ret):

"I am very excited to join the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation in an advisory capacity on 1 September 2021!   During my eleven years as a Marine Corps General Officer, I was very fortunate to have served with exceptional men and women from all the military services. I was especially impressed with the depth and breadth of talent that Naval Postgraduate School graduates brought to our profession. These service members were the catalyst for innovation. Many of these talented professionals served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that service was exceptional by every measure. 

In order to be ready for the next fight, we will need to be able to fight at every level of war and in every warfare domain. The road to competitive advantage in this environment will be driven by human adaptation, innovation and development of emerging technology. NPS has a very talented team of faculty, staff, and students who are uniquely positioned to be thought leaders and problem-solvers in this challenging and demanding environment. NPS will be the catalyst for innovation in the utilization of emerging technology in future war. I am honored to be part of this most important effort, one that supports the needs of the military in these challenging and changing times."


NPS alumnus Carlos Del Toro, MS in Space Systems Engineering '89, has been nominated to serve as the next Secretary of the Navy. Del Toro served 22 years in the Navy including in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and as a special assistant to the director of the Office of Management and Budget. He founded SBG Technology Solutions, Inc. after retiring from the Navy. The nomination has been referred to the Committee on Armed Services. Read more.


Alumnus Col. James “J.P.” McDonough III, MS in Modeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation (MOVES) '05,   took the helm as the 89th Commandant of Midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. McDonough arrived at the Naval Academy from the Pentagon, where he served as the executive assistant Deputy Commandant, Plans, Policies, and Operations at U.S. Marine Corps Headquarters. As the Commandant of Midshipmen, similar to a Dean of Students, McDonough is eager to shape the future leaders of the Navy and Marine Corps. 


U.S. Coast Guard Commander Karima Greenaway Hantal, MS in Mechanical Engineering '15, became the first woman from the Virgin Islands to achieve the rank of commander. In a promotion ceremony was attended by co-workers, friends and family, Hantal encouraged V.I. youth to look for opportunities with the Coast Guard, saying "I definitely recommend my career path to young females and males from the V.I. because I have been able to travel, live in a lot of places, serve the country and meet people from all walks of life." Read more.


NPS hosts 20th annual underwater robotics competition

The Sea Land Air Military Research (SLAMR) facility was the site of the 20th annual MATE ROV Competition in June. NPS hosted eight high school robotics teams to determine which two will attend the MATE ROV World Championship in August. Read more.

The SLAMR project was created to address the “whole of country” challenges posed by the technological advances of potential Great Power competitors. It is pushing the boundaries for innovation and collaboration in three main thrust areas: facilities, business processes and the digital enterprise. The NPS Foundation has been a foundational source of funding for the facility since its inception. Learn more.

Computer Science Associate Professor Wins USNI/NPS Foundation Essay Contest

The NPS Foundation/USNI Annual Essay Contest encourages writing for publication and critical thinking among students, faculty, and staff. The winner of this year's contest is Assistant Professor of Computer Science Britta Hale. Hale holds a doctorate from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and a Master of Science in the Mathematics of Cryptography and Communications from Royal Holloway, University of London. Her essay, Escaping the Innovation Bunker, explores harnessing innovation through strategic, interpersonal collaboration. Read the essay.

Read our interview with Dr. Hale in the last issue of Faces of NPS.


Former Naval Postgraduate School Foundation Board President, Bill Warner, is cycling 10,000 miles to support the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation and the leaders, technologies and ideas of our Nation's premier defense education and research institution. Ride along by pledging to make a donation for each mile he rides. Pledge your support now to follow along and receive updates along the way!



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