Big Ideas Exchange is June 3, 2020


For this year’s student Big Ideas Exchange, the Naval Postgraduate School is excited to partner with Marine Corps University’s Krulak Center and the Naval War College. The Naval Education Enterprise is leveraging collaborative education and research as we address maritime challenges, modernize naval capabilities, and develop tomorrow’s leaders of the Navy and Marine Corps.


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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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Distant Learning Tips

With the start of the 2020 Spring Quarter, all classes have moved to distance learning for at least the first four weeks. We have collected some tips from our NPS alums to help you stay on track with your studies through this transition. Please remember that good communication will be your number one tool during this time. Reach out to your program officer or professors with questions or concerns you have. They are here to help overcome the challenges COVID-19 has brought.

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Former CNO Mullen Talks Leadership,  National Security Challenges in post-Covid-19 World

NPSAAF Advisory Council Chair, former CNO and Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired Navy Admiral, Mike Mullen shared his views on the requirements of leaders and national security issues in a post-Covid 19 world during the Naval Postgraduate School's inaugural virtual Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) on May 19, 2020. 

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Our Advisory Council

The Naval Postgraduate School Alumni Association & Foundation (NPSAAF) is pleased to announce the formation of an Advisory Council to help further our efforts to support the Naval Postgraduate School. With members from both military and private industry, the Advisory Council is composed of accomplished experts who will offer innovative strategies and diverse perspectives to our Board of Trustees. Their guidance will aid the Board as it strives to support, promote and advance NPS.

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