New and noteworthy alumni achievements and successes.

Commander Scott Raymond, USN ('04, Information Systems and Technology) assumed the position as the Chief of Staff for Naval Construction Group 1.
(Posted 22 July 2013)

Commander Gordon Meek, III, USN ('06, Financial Management) assumed command of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 during a change of command on June 27, 2013.
(Posted 22 July 2013)


Commander John Depree, USN ('04, EMBA) assumed command of the VFA-154 'Black Knights' Strike Fighter Squadron.
(Posted 22 July 2013)


Commander Robert R. Williams, USN ('05, Financial Management) commanding officer of USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) hosted a reception for local dignitaries aboard the ship during a port visit to Gaeta, June 30th.
(Posted 22 July 2013)


Commander David Dry, USN ('04, Information Warfare) relinquished command of USS Gravely (DDG 107) and will continue on to his next assignement as an instructor of fundamentals and maintenance for the Prospective Commanding Officer's (PCO) course at the Surface Warfare Officer's School in Newport, R.I.
(Posted 22 July 2013)


Admiral Mike Mullen, USN (Ret.) ('85, Operations Research) recevied the Harry S. Truman Award for Public Service from the City of Independence.
(Posted 22 July 2013)



Lieutenant Colonel Jarret D. Broemmel, USA ('07, Defense Analysis) assumed command of the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment at Fort Lewis, Washington.
(Posted 22 July 2013)



Claire Marie ('10, Security Studies) has joined Bald Mountain Air Service as the Director of Safety.
(Posted 22 July 2013)

Commander Samuel F. deCastro, USN ('03, National Security Affairs) assumed command of the USS The Sullivans (DDG 68).
(Posted 22 July 2013)


Rear Admiral Paul A. Grosklags, USN ('91, Aeronautical Engineering) has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as principle military deputy assistant secretary of the Navy at the Pentagon.
(Posted 22 July 2013)



Admiral Mike Mullen, USN (Ret.) ('85, Operations Research) received the Harry S. Truman Award for Public Service from the City of Independence.
(Posted 17 May 2013)


Lieutenant Colonel Jarret D. Broemmel, USA ('07, Defense Analysis) assumed command of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment at Fort Lewis, Washington.
(Posted 17 May 2013)

Claire Marie ('10, Security Studies) has joined Bald Mountain Air Service as the Director of Safety.
(Posted 17 May 2013)

Commander Samuel F. de Castro, USN ('03, National Security Affairs) assumed command of USS The Sullivans (DDG 68).
(Posted 17 May 2013)


Rear Admiral Paul A. Grosklags, USN  ('91, Aeronautical Engineering) has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignmnet as principal military deputy assistant secretary of the Navy at the Pentagon.
(Posted 17 May 2013)


Admiral William McRaven, USN ('93, National Security Affairs) will speak in Fredericksburg, Texas as part of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation's Distinguished Speaker Series on April 16th, 2013.
(Posted 11 April 2013)

Mark Weatherford ('94, Information Technology Management) has joined the Chertoff Group as a pricipal in the Washington, D.C. office.
(Posted 11 April 2013)

Jon Greene ('89, National Security Affairs) has been named associate director for strategic planning and development at the Institute for Cirtical Technology and Applied Science at Virginia Tech.
(Posted 11 April 2013)

Brig. Gen. Randal A. Dragon, USA ('90, Joint C4I Systems) has relinquished command of the Brigade Modernization Command located in Fort Bliss, Texas.
(Posted 11 April 2013)

 

Commander Maurice "Moe" Meagher, USN ('04, Operations Research) assumed command as site commander of the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation in Jacksonville, Florida.
(Posted 11 April 2013)

John Flynn ('07, Security Studies) will give a presentation at the semi-annual community lecture of Pace University's Master's degree program in Homeland Security.
(Posted 10 April 2013)

Captain Katherin Erb, USN ('94, Material Logistics and Support Management) assumed command of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training and is the first woman to hold the position of commanding officer of this largest of the 13 learning centers of NETC.
(Posted 10 April 2013)

Rear Admiral Bryan Cutchen, USN ('87, Aviation Safety Cert. & '12 Network Operations and Technology Academic Cert.) assumed command of Navy Operational Support Cetner (NOSC) Fort Dix, NJ.
(Posted 10 April 2013)

Lt. Cmdr. Derek Dwyer, USN ('08, Operations Research) has been assigned as interim commanding officer at the Navy Operations Support Center, Ft. Dix.
(Posted 10 April 2013)

Admiral Mike Mullen, USN (Ret.) ('85, Operations Research) will receive an honorary degree during the graduation ceremonies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on May 25th, 2013.
(Posted 10 April 2013)

Robert Logan ('94, Information Technology Management) has been named Chief Information Officer at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).
(Posted 10 April 2013)

Colonel Jeffrey Williams, USA ('87, Aeronautical Engineering) held a presentation and meetings with Steward County Community College/Area Technical School and the Liberal High School students in Liberal, Kansas.
(Posted 10 April 2013)

Major David Cote, USA ('13, Operations Research) briefed San Diego Mayor Bob Filner who chaired the House Veterans Affairs Committee during his most recent job as congressman on his thesis work at NPS regarding homeless veteran's substance abuse issues.
(Posted 10 April 2013)

Major Michael Estes, USMC ('09, Security Studies) relinquished command of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Camp Pendleton for which he held command for eleven months and was an unprecendeted tour for a major.
(Posted 10 April 2013)


Rear Admiral Markham Rich, USN ('95, Aviation Safety Certificate & '94, Special Systems Operations) awarded a Purple Heart medal to a former Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC) Sailor during a ceremony in Silverdale, Wash., March 18.
(Posted 10 April 2013)

Captain William DeBow, USN ('93, Joint C4I) the son of a Tuskegee airman, relinquished command of NSWC Port Hueneme and will be serving as deputy program manager for Expeditionary Missions (PMS 408) in Washington, D.C.
(Posted 10 April 2013)


Captain Burt Espe, USN ('95, Communications Engineering) assumed command of Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Port Hueneme on March 28, 2013.
(Posted 10 April 2013)

Captain Ruby Tennyson, USN ('00, Management) was a panelist for the March Women's History Month Leadership Panel held at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville  on March 18th, 2013.
(Posted 10 April 2013)

Captain Timothy Kott, USN ('98, Management) has assumed command of the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay.
(Posted 10 April 2013)

Greg Gaskey ('00, Electrical Engineering) has been assigned as the Chief Operations Officer for Strategy Driven Enterprises, LLC.
(Posted 10 April 2013)

Lt. Colonel Timothy Thurston, USAF ('08, Security Studies) has been selected to command the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C.
(Posted 10 April 2013)


Christopher George Overton ('04, Mechanical Engineering) was awarded the 2012 Alumnus of the Year at the 43rd annual dinner of the Orland Alumni Association.
(Posted 14 March 2013)


Chris Kelenske ('12, Security Studies) has been promoted to captain and commander of the Emergency Managemetn and Homeland Security Division (EMHSD) by the Michigan State Police Director.
(Posted 14 March 2013)


Vice Admiral James Syring, USN ('92, Mechanical Engineering, director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency delivered a talk for the Discovery Lecture Series at Perdue.
(Posted 14 March 2013)


Commander Wayne Grasdock, USN ('98, Leadership Education and Development) assumed command of the Naval Submarine Support Center New London.
(Posted 14 March 2013)


Rick Mills ('87, National Security Affairs) has been selected as a new superintendent for the Manatee County School District.
(Posted 14 March 2013)


Admiral Mike Mullen, USN (Ret.) ('85, Operations Research) has joined the board of Chrysalis Holdings, LLC. and the board of directors of NewDay USA, a key holding of Chrysalis.
(Posted 14 March 2013)


General Arthur J. Lichte ('02, Revolutions in Business Affairs Program) has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Air Transport Services Group, Inc.
(Posted 14 March 2013)


Juan Cabrera ('12, Electronic Systems Engineering) was recognized as part of the first cohort of students to complete the Electronic Warfare Engineer Certification Program and attain the highest level of certification (Senior Electronic Warfare Engineer) at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division.
(Posted 14 March 2013)


Anh Chu ('12, Electronic Systems Engineering) was recognized as part of the first cohort of students to complete the Electronic Warfare Engineer Certification Program and attain the highest level of certification (Senior Electronic Warfare Engineer) at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division.
(Posted 14 March 2013)


James Gomez ('12, Electronic Systems Engineering) was recognized as part of the first cohort of students to complete the Electronic Warfare Engineer Certification Program and attain the highest level of certification (Senior Electronic Warfare Engineer) at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division.
(Posted 14 March 2013)


Cuong Ton ('12, Electronic Systems Engineering) was recognized as part of the first cohort of students to complete the Electronic Warfare Engineer Certification Program and attain the highest level of certification (Senior Electronic Warfare Engineer) at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division.
(Posted 14 March 2013)



Michael Torres ('12, Electronic Systems Engineering) was recognized as part of the first cohort of students to complete the Electronic Warfare Engineer Certification Program and attain the highest level of certification (Senior Electronic Warfare Engineer) at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division.
(Posted 14 March 2013)


Ryan Wang ('12, Electronic Systems Engineering) was recognized as part of the first cohort of students to complete the Electronic Warfare Engineer Certification Program and attain the highest level of certification (Senior Electronic Warfare Engineer) at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division.
(Posted 14 March 2013)


Ethan Xiong ('12, Electronic Systems Engineering) was recognized as part of the first cohort of students to complete the Electronic Warfare Engineer Certification Program and attain the highest level of certification (Senior Electronic Warfare Engineer) at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division.
(Posted 14 March 2013)


Paul Ziegler ('12, Electronic Systems Engineering) was recognized as part of the first cohort of students to complete the Electronic Warfare Engineer Certification Program and attain the highest level of certification (Senior Electronic Warfare Engineer) at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division.
(Posted 14 March 2013)

Michael Grossman ('05, Homeland Security and Defense) has been appointed as Senior Vice President of National Security for the Westfield Group.
(Posted 14 March 2013)


Ronald E. Chronister ('02, Program Management) was inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame.
(Posted 14 March 2013)

F/Lt. Chris Kelenske ('12, Homeland Security and Defense) has been assigned as captain and commander of the Michigan Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (EMHSD).
(Posted 14 March 2013)


Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell (Systems Technology) has been appointed as Georgia Military College's 21st president.
(Posted 14 March 2013)


Lt. Gen. David Halverson, USA ('89, Operations Research) met with a small group of NPS Army students and staff during a campus visit on 22 February.
(Posted 14 March 2013)


Farhad Rajabi (Mechanical Engineering) has been appointed as Vice President of Project Management for Crowle's Solutions Group.
(Posted 14 March 2013)


Euguene Bal, III is a candidate for the Maui county member position on the University of Hawaii Board of Regents.
(Posted 17 February 2013)


Dr. Jack London (Captain, USN, Ret.) ('67, Operations Research) has been awarded the Nathan Hale Award from the Reserve Officers Association in recognition for outstanding and dedicated individual service in the interest of national security.
(Posted 17 February 2013)

Rick Braziel ('06, Homeland Security and Defense), Police Chief for the Sacramento Police Department has retired after three decades of service.
(Posted 17 February 2013)

Rodney Andreasen ('11, Homeland Security and Defense) Jackson County Emergency Management Director received the 2013 Chad Reed Emergency Management Professional of the Year Award.
(Posted 17 February 2013)

Rear Admiral Barry L. Bruner ('88, Meteorology and Oceanography) will be honored at the annual Arizona State University Founders' Day Awards Dinner on February 21, 2013.
(Posted 17 February 2013)
 


Peter C. Correa (Finanacial Management) has been named the new president of the Fortis Institute's Eric Campus.
(Posted 17 February 2013)

Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, USN (Ret.) ('85, Operations Research) has been elected to the Board of Directors for General Motors.
(Posted 05 February 2013)


Captain Gordan Van Hook, USN (Ret.) ('90, Information Systems) is a candidate for the U.S. Naval Institute Board of Directors.
(Posted 05 February 2013)

 

Captain Jack London, USNR (Ret.) ('67, Operations Research) is a candidate for the U.S. Naval Institute Board of Directors.
(Posted 05 February 2013)



Admiral Cecil Haney, USN ('87, Systems Technology & Engineering Acoustics-With Distinction) spoke at the annual AFCEA West conference regarding rebalancing the Asia-Pacific Mission.
(Posted 05 February 2013)

Ken Bevel ('06, MBA) retired Marine and actor who starred in the 2008 movie "Fireproof" was a guest lecturer at Livingston College.
(Posted 05 February 2013)

Rear Admiral Sinclair Harris, USN ('90, Operations Analysis) visited NPS 17 January 2013.
(Posted 28 January 2013)


Brigadier General Daniel Hokanson ('00, Civil-Military Relations), USA has been appointed as the Adjutant General of the Oregon National Guard.
(Posted 28 January 2013)


Commander Andrew "Face" McFarland, USN  ('09, EMBA) assumed command of the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) at naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake.
(Posted 28 January 2013)

Ronald M. Bishop ('03, Space Systems Engineering) was promoted to the rank of Captain in the U.S. Navy
(Posted 28 January 2013)


Lloyd L. Parthemer ('63, Bachelor of Science) has recently been recognized by America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals as Professional of the Year for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of Naval Aviation Management.
(Posted 28 January 2013)



Peter Keating ('99, Management) has been named federal programs manager for ConEdison Solutions, an energy-services company in the Washington D.C. area.
(Posted 22 January 2013)

Commander Stacey Yopp, USN ('01, Applied Mathematics) assumed command of the USS Ross (DDG 71)
(Posted 22 January 2013)


Dean Starovasnik ('92, Systems Technology (Space Systems Operations)), Practice Director at Distribution Engineering Design at Peach State Integrated Technologies conducted an advanced-level seminar session at ProMat 2013 in Chicago, IL.
(Posted 22 January 2013)


R. Andrew Hove ('94, National Security Affairs) has been named president of HDT Expeditionary Systems Group (ESG) at HDT Global.
(Posted 22 January 2013)

Rick Howard ('90, Computer Science) has been named the Chief Information Security Officer for TASC, Inc.
(Posted 22 January 2013)

Commander Jonathan Schmitz, USN ('02, National Security Affairs) became the 12th commanding officer of the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald.  He took command in ceremonies held December 17th, 2012 in Yokuska, Japan.
(Posted 22 January 2013)

Rear Admiral Rick Williamson, USN (91, Financial Management) spoke at a meeting of the Lansing Rotary Club on January 11th, 2013.
(Posted 22 January 2013)


Commander Frankie J. Clark, USN ('02, Joint C4I) assumed command of USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) during a pierside ceremony at Naval Station Mayport.
(Posted 22 January 2013)


Cmdre Thomas W. Gossen, (RCN Rtd), MSC Oceano ('76, Oceanography) was awarded the Queen's Doamond Jubilee Medal on August 12, 2012 by the Honorable Julia Munro, Member of Parliament, for service to Canada.
(Posted 09 Jan 2013)


David S. Kemp ('99, Management) has been promoted to the rank of Captain in the U.S. Navy, he serves as the Chief of Human Resources for the U.S. Africa Commander in Stuttgart, Germany.
(Posted 09 Jan 2013)

Edward J. Welch ('12, Security Studies) has been selected as a finalist for the position of Chief of Police for the East Haven Police Department.
(Posted 09 Jan 2013)

Lt. Cdr. David Kliemann, USN ('08, Network Operations and Technology Certificate) was honored with a special tribute during a recent Green Bacy Packer's game as part of the Operation Fan Mail Program.
(Posted 09 Jan 2013)


Rear Admiral John J. Prendergast, III, USN (Ret.) ('92, Management) has been appointed to the position of Executive Vice President for VT Halter Marine, Inc.
(Posted 03 January 2013)

Rear Admiral TIlghman Payne, USN ('88, Undersea Warfare), Commander, Joint Region Marianas was the keynote speaker at a naturalization ceremony held at the District Court of Guam.
(Posted 24 December 2012)


Rear Admiral (lower half) Randolph Mahr, USN ('01, Aeronautical Engineering) has been nominated by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta for his second star.
(Posted 24 December 2012)


Commander James Beliz, USN ('99, Leadership Education and Development) commanding officer of USS Topeka (SSN 754) and his crew arrived at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine for and overhaul period on USS Topeka.
(Posted 24 December 2012)

Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau, USN ('93, Materials Logistics Support Management) transition command from the Defense Contract Management Agency International on November 27th, 2012.
(Posted 24 December 2012)


Captain Gary Settle ('12, Homeland Security and Defense) division commander of the Virginia State Police has completed a master of arts degree in Security Studies at NPS.
(Posted 24 December 2012)


Rear Admiral William K. Lescher ('87, Aeronautical Engineering) commander of Expeditionary Strike Group Five (ESG-5), embarked aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) to observe ship operations from Nov. 25th to Dec. 5th 2012.
(Posted 12 December 2012) 



Commander Andrew Kimsey, USN ('02, Modeling and Simulation) assumed command of Undersea Rescue Command at Naval Air Station North Island.
(Posted 12 December 2012)


Ted Hengst ('87, Information Systems) has become Chief Executive Officer of Artel, Inc.
(Posted 12 December 2012)


Captain Nolan Semrau, USAF ('12, Space Systems Engineering) has been awarded the Air Force Association's Award for Outstanding Air Force Student.
(Posted 12 December 2012)

Lt. Col. Brett Morris, USA (Ret.) ('88, International Studies) has been promoted to Director of Admissions for Eastern Kentucky University.
(Posted 12 December 2012)

Admiral Eric T. Olson, USN (Ret.) ('85, National Security Affairs) was inducted into the NPS Hall of Fame 30 November 2012.
(Posted 12 December 2012)

Walt Havenstein ('77, Electrical Engineering) former CEO of SAIC was inducted into the NPS Hall of Fame 30 November 2012.
(Posted 12 December 2012)


Commander Greg Blyden, USN ('03, Financial Management) assumed command of USS Carter Hall (LSD 50).
(Posted 12 December 2012)


Rear Admiral Richard Breckenridge, USN ('89, Underwater Acoustic Systems) spoke to students in New London, Connecticut on STEM field opportunities.
(Posted 12 December 2012)


Rear Admiral Willie L. Metts, USN ('93, Strategic C4I) spoke at Savannah State University's 122nd Anniversary.
(Posted 12 December 2012)


Christopher S. Moore ('02, Physical Oceanography) has been hired as the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Manager for Phoenix International Holdings, Inc.
(Posted 12 December 2012)


Major Rob Dyer, USMC ('12, Financial Management) received funding from investors on the show "Shark Tank" for his nutritional supplement beverage which he developed while he completed his MBA in financial management at NPS.
(Posted 12 December 2012)

Captain Craig A. Clapperton, USN ('09, Academic Certificate, Navy Nuclear Power School) assumed command of USS Mount Whitney.
(Posted 12 December 2012)

Admiral Cecil Haney, USN ('87, Systems Technology & Engineering Acoustics-With Distinction) Pacific Fleet Commander spoke at the Annual TechNet Asia-Pacific Conference.
(Posted 12 December 2012)


NPS Student, Lt. Jason Hughes, USN was presented with the Vice Admiral Richard W. Mayo Award for inspirational leadership in the Information Dominance Corps on November 5th, 2012.
(Posted 12 December 2012)

Commander Chase Patrick, USN ('01, Operations Research) was presented the Stockdale Leadership award by the CNO on November 27, 2012.
(Posted 12 December 2012)


Former NASA astronaut John Herrington ('95, Aeronautical Engineering) spoke at Western Washington University on October 23, 2012 as part of a launch for a new student club-the Western campus chapter of the Society for Advancement for Chicanos and Native Americans in Science.
(Posted 12 December 2012)

Roger Natsuhara ('90, Finanacial Management), Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment toured Naval Base Ventura County on October 15th, 2012.
(Posted 12 December 2012)


Commander Charlos Washington, USN ('01, Space Systems Operations) relinquished command of USS Oscar Austin and will report for suty to Commander, Strike and Air Warfare Center in Fallon, Nevada.
(Posted 12 December 2012)


Commander Brian J. Diebold, USN ('02, Information Technology Management) assumed command of USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79).
(Posted 12 December 2012)


Colonel John Kuenzli, USA ('02, Management) assumed command of the Army's 402nd Army Field Support Brigade in Kuwait.
(Posted 12 December 2012)


Captain Frank Castellano, USN ('98, Joint C4I) visited NPS for a speech to the student body.
(Posted 12 December 2012)
 

David Matthews ('12, CHDS Executive Leaders Program) has been appointed by the Wisconsin Attorney General to the position of Administrator of the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) at the Department of Justice (DOJ).
(Posted 12 December 2012)

Cloyes "Red" Hoover ('92, Physics) has joined ManTech International Corp. as vice president of its engineering and technical services division in Charleston.
(Posted 12 December 2012)



Lt. Col. Joseph Righello ('03, International Security) has assumed command of the National Guards' Camp San Luis Obispo.
(Posted 12 December 2012)


Brig. Gen. Eric P. Wendt ('96, National Security Affairs) assumed command of Special Operations Command Korea, United States Forces Korea and United Nations Command Special Operations.
(Posted 12 December 2012)


Manning Bolchoz, ('90, Computer Science) has been promoted to Vice President of the Program Management Office at iGov.
(Posted 12 December 2012)

Richard D. Schwein, Jr. ('07, Homeland Defense and Security) has been named special agent in charge of the FBI's Birmingham Division with oversight responsibilities of all FBI investigative programs and personnel in the northern judiial district of Alabama.
(Posted 12 December 2012)


Derek Arnson ('13, Homeland Defense and Security) has been selected as the new chief of police of the city of Nogales, Arizona.
(Posted 12 December 2012)


Commander Michael "Sean" Cooney ('04, Information Warfare Systems Engineering) has assumed command of the Center for Information Dominance Unit (CIDU) Monterey.
(Posted 12 December 2012)


Captain H. Thomas Workman ('96, Operations Research), Deputy Commnader, Destroyer Squardron 23 has assumed command of USS Vandergrift (FFG 48).
(Posted 12 December 2012)


Valerie Pettygrue ('11, Contract Management) was presented a certificate of recognition for completion of her degree during a ceremony at the Detoit Arsenal, U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC).
(Posted 12 December 2012)

Mike Herron ('12, Program Mangement) was presented a certificate of recognition for completion of his degree during a ceremony held at the Detroit Arsenal, U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC).
(Posted 12 December 2012)


Dr. Richard Gough ('84, Management) has been nominated as a finalist for the position of President of Spartanburg Community College.
(Posted 23 October 2012)

Bill Clifford ('79, Mechanical Engineering), president of Norfolk-based BAE Systems Ship Repair, received the Frank C. Jones Award, presented by the American Society of Naval Engineers during the Fleet Maintenance and Moderinization Symposium.
(Posted 23 October 2012)


Vice Admiral Joseph W. Dyer, USN (Ret.) ('91, Manangement) participated in a webinar: F/A-18 to the Robots: Stewarding Technical Innovation in Complex Ecosystems.
(Posted 23 October 2012)

Commander RIchard Marcinki, USN (Ret.) (72, B.A. Government) will be the guest speaker during The Society of Professionals International annual Future Leaders Dinner on November 13, 2012.
(Posted 23 October 2012)

Lt. Colonel Rodger Pitt, USA ('05, Space Systems Operations & Physics) was featured in a news article on the Defense Video and Imagery System regarding his role as an Army Space Operations Officer with the Navy's Program Executive Office for Space Systems.
(Posted 23 October 2012)

Lieutenant Colonel Hank Fore, USA (Ret.) ('89, Computer Science) has been named Comcast's Regional Senior Vice President for California.
(Posted 17 O
ctober 2012)

Roman Cross ('03, Aeronautical Engineering) has been appointed the new leader of the GL Nobel Denton's Maritime Casualty Investigation Operations in Seattle.
(Posted 17 October 2012)

Captain Blake L. Converse, USN ('95, Astronautical Engineering and Applied Physics) assumed command of Submarine Squadron Six, October 5th, 2012 onboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Montpelier (SSN 765) at Naval Station Norfolk.
(Posted 17 October 2012)

Captain Scott Porter, USN ('98, Space Systems Engineering) assumed program management responsibilities for the Advanced Tactical Protection Systems Program Office (PMA-272).
(Posted 17 October 2012)

Commander John Kuehn,USN (Ret.) ('88, Systems Engineering) authored Chapter 4 of the newly released book Addressing the Fog of COG: Perspectives on the Center of Gravity in US Military Doctrine from the US Army Combined Arms Center Combat Studies Institute.
(Posted 17 OCtober 2012)

Captain Karl O. Thomas, USN ('98, Information Systems Technology) assumed command of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) on September 21, 2012.
(Posted 09 October 2012)

Air Guard Colonel Jeffrey Magram ('11, Security Studies) is helping to integrate the Global Information Network Architecture into his California Air National Guard units combat, homeland security, and community emergency management networks.
(Posted 09 October 2012)

Vice Admiral Mark L. Fox, USN ('87, Aviation Safety Course) visited NPS on Friday, September 21, 2012 as the graduate speaker for the Summer 2012 graduation ceremonies.
(Posted 21 September 2012)

Thomas Walker ('79, Mechanical Engineering) has been conferred the title of "associate professor emeritus) bu the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
(Posted 21 September 2012)

Rear Admiral Paul Soderberg, USN (Ret.) ('77, Management) received the Minot State University Alumni Associations Golden Award on September 13, 2012.
(Posted 21 September 2012)


Vice Admiral Scott Van Buskirk, USN ('86, Telecommunications Systems Management) conducted multiple all hands calls in the Pacific Northwest Region, September 10-11 as part of his fleet-wide tour to inform Sailors of key personnel policies.

(Posted 21 September 2012)


Vice Admiral William D. French, USN ('86, Anti-Submarine Warfare w/Distinction) Commander, Navy Installations Command visited Navy Region Singapore on September 7th, 2012.

(Posted 21 September 2012)

Commander Chase Patrick, USN ('01, Operations Analysis) has been awarded the Navy's top leadership prize; the Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale leadership award.
(Posted 18 September 2012)

Captain Matt Tobler, USN ('97, Aeronautical Engineering) assumed command of the Air Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Systems Program Office (PMA-264) on September 7, 2012.
(Posted 18 September 2012)

Commander Vincent J. Perry, USN ('00, Financial Management) assumed command of the Navy Operations Support Center in Glenville, New York.
(Posted 18 September 2012)

The Honorable Tim Manning (Executive Leaders' Program), Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Prepardness, FEMA, visited NPS September 18-19, 2012.
(Posted 18 September 2012)



Captain Michael Williamson, USN ('97, Systems Acquisition Management) assumed command of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii on September 12, 2012.
(Posted 18 September 2012)


Michael Wooten ('98, Acquisitions and Contract Management) is running for election to keep his current position on the Occoquan district school board seat.
(Posted 18 September 2012)


Brent R. Lindon ('05, Systems Engineering) has joined Sheridan Ross Law Firm as an Associate.
(Posted 10 September 2012)


Rear Admiral John D. Butler, USN (Ret.) ('86, Engineering Acoustics) has been appointed Vice President for Naval Strategic Systems at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.
(Posted 10 September 2012)


Police Chief Michael Biasotti ('11, Homeland Security ) has been named president of the New York State Association Chiefs of Police.
(Posted 05 September 2012)


Eric Brown ('04, Operations Research) as part of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle Systems Engineering Overarching Integrated Product MARCORSYSCOM team, has been awarded the Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Scientists and Engineers of the Year Award.
(Posted 05 September 2012)


Vice Admiral Anthony Winns, USN (Ret.) ('90, Financial Management) was inducted into the Career Communications Group Hall of Fame for making positive contributions in the fields of science, engineering and high-tech industry. 
(Posted 05 September 2012)

Eric Brown ('04, Operations Research) as part of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle System Engineering Overarching Integrated Product MARFORSYSCOM team, has been awarded the Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Scientists and Engineers of the Year Award.
(Posted 23 August 2012)


Vice Admiral Anthony Winns, USN (Ret.) ('90, Financial Management) was inducted into the Career Communication Group Hall of Fame for making positive contributions in the fields of science, engineering, and high-tech industry.
(Posted 23 August 2012)

Steve Wilson ('08, Homeland Security Executive Leaders Program) has been reappointed to the Georgia Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.
(Posted 23 August 2012)

Lt. Gen. Edgar Stanton, USA (Ret.) ('80, Management) has been appointed as a senior adviser at LMI Government Consulting.
(Posted 23 August 2012)

Charles C. Hooper ('72, Management) has been appointed as vice president of Massey Exploration Group.
(Posted 23 August 2012)

Chris Addison ('78, Management) has become a Strategic Partner for Mindpix Corp.
(Posted 23 August 2012)

Commander Dick Desrosiers, USN (Ret.) ('68, Mechanical Engineering) announced his candidacy for State Representative from Hampton, New Hampshire, district 21.
(Posted 23 August 2012)

RADM John Mitchell, USN (Ret.) ('70, Physics) has assumed the role of President of the Naval Historical Foundation.
(Posted 23 August 2012)

Rear Admiral Philip H. Greene, Jr. USN (Ret.) ('85, Information Systems) has been named vice president of TOTE, Inc.
(Posted 23 August 2012)

Thomas Nestel III ('06, Security Studies) has been hired as the SEPTA Transit Police Chief in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
(Posted 23 August 2012)

Cynthia Holland ('07, Space Systems Certificate) as part of the OSD's EM Railgun technology team, has been awarded the Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Scientists and Engineers of the Year Award for working to significantly advance EM Railgun launcher technology.
(Posted 23 August 2012)

Benjamin Todd McGlasson ('04, Acquisition Management Certificate) as part of the OSD's EM Railgun technology team, has been awarded the Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Scientists and Engineers of the Year Award for working to significantly advance EM Railgun launcher technology.
(Posted 23 August 2012)


Rear Admiral Herman Shelanski, USN ('89, Electrical Engineering) presided over the change of command ceremony aboard USS Truman on August 16th, 2012.
(Posted 23 August 2012)

Commander Christopher D. Stone, USN ('03, Systems Technology) assumed command of USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81) on August 16th, 2012.
(Posted 23 August 2012)


Larry Hofstetter ('73, Information Systems) has assumed the position of chairman of the Coronado Bicycle Advisory Committee.
(Posted 17 August 2012)

Judith H. Welch has been recognized by Continental's Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional with more than thirty years of experience in the fields of Research, Analysis, and Program Management.
(Posted 17 August 2012)


Alan Anderson ('91, Operations Research) has assumed duties as the Wall District Ranger with responsibilities for managing Buffalo Gap National Grasslands (North 1/2) and the National Grasslands Visitor's Center.
(Posted 17 August 2012)

Captain Gregory Fenton, USN ('94, Aeronautical Engineering) assumed command of USS George Washington (CVN-73) on 11 August 2012.
(Posted 17 August 2012)


Commander Mark Colombo, USN ('00, Aeronautical Engineering), Executive Officer aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) is starring in the production of a new web series entitled "XO's Dirtiest Jobs."
(Posted 17 August 2012)

Commander Patrick Brady, USN ('93, National Security Affairs) of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) was recently honored with the "Title Sponsor Award" during the 2012 Greater Los Angelos Engineer of the Year gala which took place at California State University, Los Angeles.
(Posted 17 August 2012)

Commander Stewart Bateshansky, USN ('01, Systems Engineering) has assumed command of USS Sterett (DDG-104).
(Posted 17 August 2012)


Todd A. Dixon, ('93, National Security Affairs) has joined the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP as an associate in the firm's Litigation Department.
(Posted 10 August 2012)

Captain James Pitts, USN ('93, National Security Affairs) is transferring to the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group after serving as commander of Submarine Squadron 7.
(Posted 10 August 2012)

Captain Christopher Junge, USN ('01, Aeronautical Engineering) has been named the honorary chairman for this year's Sail for Youth 2012 event in the Pax River area.
(Posted 10 August 2012)

 



Congratulations to the Following new NPS Alumni One-Stars

Rear Admiral Ronald Boxall ('91, Information Sciences)

Rear Admiral John Neagley ('90, Financial Management)

Rear Admiral Markham Rich ('94, Space Systems Operations)

Rear Admiral Ricky Williamson ('90, MBA)


Colonel William R. Everett, USA (Ret.) ('99, Civil-Military Relations) was inducted into the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame for 2012 at Ft. Benning, Georgia.
(Posted 10 August 2012)


Commander Kem Siddons, USNR (Ret.) ('88, Computer Systems Management) has assumed the role of Director of Academic Technology for Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida.
(Posted 10 August 2012)



Rear Admiral Mathias Winter, USN ('05, Computer Science) assumed command of the Program Executive Office for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons (PEO (U&W)).
(Posted 10 August 2012)



Lieutenant Commander Keith Everett, USN ('05, Meteorology and Physical Oceanography) retired from a 20-year career on active duty on July 17th, 2012.
(Posted 8 August 2012)


Bryan Robert ('11, Security Studies) has been appointed as police chief of the Draper California Police Department.
(Posted 8 August 2012)



Captain Kavan O. Lake, USMC ('10, Manpower Systems Analysis) has been appointed head coach of the Navy spirit football program at the U.S. Naval Academy.
(Posted 8 August 2012)


Lt. Col. Brett Morris, USA (Ret.) ('88, National Security Affairs) has been appointed Eastern Kentucky University's admission director.
(Posted 8 August 2012)



Dr. William Fales ('09, Homeland Security Defense Executive Leaders Program), M.D. has been appointed assistant dean for clinical applications at the new Western Michigan University School of Medicine.
(Posted 8 August 2012)



Lt. Colonel Michael Richardson, USA ('02, Special Operations) assumed command of the Concepts and Integration Squadron, part of the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group.
(Posted 7 August 2012)


Timothy P. Alben ('07, Security Studies) assumed the role as the superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police.
(Posted 7 August 2012)


Major Brandon Newell, USMC ('10, Electronic Systems Engineering) returned to NPS to discuss energy initiatives and studies with the cadre of new students enrolled in the newly created NPS Energy Focused Degree Program.

(Posted 7 August 2012)

Lt. Col. Brett Morris, USA (Ret.) ('87, National Security Affairs) has been named Director of Admissions at Eastern Kentucky University.
(Posted 7 August 2012)

Mark Montell ('05, Program Management) was presented with the DoN Meritorious Civilian Service Award in recognition of his role in implementing a complex business management software system at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division in Newport, Rhode Island.
(Posted 7 August 2012)

Master Sgt. Jim Monroe, USA ('12, Defense Analysis) became the first-ever non-commissioned officer to receive the Association of the U.S. Army, Gen. Joseph W. Stillwell Chapter, Award for Outstanding Army Student.
(Posted 7 August 2012)

Rear Admiral Nevin P. Carr, USN (Ret.) ('86, Operations Research) has been named to Channel Technologies Group's first Strategic Advisory Board.
(Posted 7 August 2012)


Vice Admiral John J. Donnelly, USN (Ret.) ('76, Engineering Acoustics) has been named to Channel Technologies Group's first Strategic Advisory Board.
(Posted 7 August 2012)

Commander Ronald R. Shaw, USN ('00, Meteorology and Physical Oceanography) assumed command of the Fleet Survey Team (FST) at the John C. Stennis Space Center on June 21st, 2012.
(Posted 7 August 2012)




Lt. Col. Brett Morris, USA (Ret.) ('87, National Security Affairs) has been named Director of Admissions at Eastern Kentucky University.
(Posted 13 July 2012)



Mark Montella ('05, Program Management) was presented with the DoN Meritorious Civilian Service Award in recognition of his role in implementing a complex business management software system at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division in Newport, R.I.
(Posted 13 July 2012)



Vice Admiral John J. Donnelly, USN (Ret.) (’76, Engineering Acoustics) has been named to Channel Technologies Group first Strategic Advisory Board. 
(Posted 07 July 2012)



Rear Admiral Nevin P. Carr, USN (Ret.) (’86, Operations Research) has been named to Channel Technologies Group first Strategic Advisory Board.

(Posted 07 July 2012)



Master Sgt. Jim Monroe, USA ('12, Defense Analysis) became the first ever non-commissioned officer to receive the Association of the U.S. Army, General Joseph W. Stilwell Chapter, Award for Outstanding Army Student.
(Posted 03 July 2012)



Steven Wilson ('94, Aviation Safety Certificate) has been reappointed to the Georgia Board of Behavioral Heath and Developmental Disabilities. 
(Posted 03 July 2012)


Commander Ronald R. Shaw ('00, Meteorology and Physical Oceanography) assumed command of the Fleet Survey Team (FST) at the John C. Stennis Space Center on June 21st, 2012.
(Posted 03 July 2012)




Jody R. Wormet (current student, Homeland Security and Defense) has been appointed Bureau Director in the Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation with oversight of the Special Operations Bureau.
(Posted 15 June 2012)



Mike Darby ('06, Operations Analysis) has joined FORTRUST, a Rocky Mountain Region data center services provide as Data Center Facilities Supervisor responsible for overall supervision of Critical Systems Infrastructure.
(Posted 15 June 2012)


Commander Eric H. Brandenburg, USN (Ret.) ('93, National Security Affairs) has been appointed as the Chief of the Security Sector Support Unit, United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT).
(Posted 15 June 2012)


Captain Greg Maguire, USN ('03, Joint C4I Systems) assumed command of the U.S. Navy Recruiting Region East.
(Posted 15 June 2012)


Tony Russell ('09, Homeland Defense and Security) has been appointed as the Superintendent to head the Emergency Management Institute.
(Posted 15 June 2012)



Walker County, Georgia Sheriff Steve Wilson ('09, Homeland Defense and Security course) has qualified to seek a fifth term as sheriff.
(Posted 15 June 2012)



Congratulations to the Following new NPS Alumni One-Stars

Captain Ronald Boxall, USN (’91, Information Systems)

Captain John Neagley, USN (’91, Financial Management)

Captain Rich Markham, USN (’94, Space Systems Operations)

Captain Ricky Williamson, USN (’91, MBA)

Captain John Kirby, USN (’03 Certificate in Aviation Safety)

Captain Brian Brown, USN (’97, Meteorology and Oceanography)

Captain Bruce Loveless, USN (’94, Information Systems and Technology)


(Posted 8 June 2012)



Lt. Colonel Onintza Regil, USA ('05, National Security Affairs) has assumed command of the 832nd Transportation Battalion
(Posted 08 June 2012)


Mike Darby ('06, Operations Analysis) has joined FORTRUST, a Rocky Mountain Region data center services provider as Data Center Facilities Supervisor responsible for overall supervision of Critical Systems Infrastructure. 
(Posted 08 June 2012)



Rear Admiral Michael Franken, USN  ('87, Undersea Warfare) has been assigned to the post of Chief of Legislative Affairs in Washington D.C.
(Posted 08 June 2012)


Captain Stephen F. Williamson, USN ('96, Mechanical Engineering) assumed command of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in a ceremony.
(Posted 08 June 2012)

Rear Admiral David Titley, USN ('91, M.S. Meteorology and Oceanography, '98, Ph.D. Meteorology) has been announced as the next Deputy Under Secretary for Operations at NOAA beginning in July.
(Posted 08 June 2012)


RADM Michael Mathis, USN (Ret.) ('83, Physics) received a Distinguished Alumni Award at NPS on Friday, 25 May 2012.
(Posted 26 May 2012) 


Commander John "Cosmo" DePree, USN ('04, EMBA) assumed the role as the new executive officer of VFA-154.
(Posted 26 May 2012)


Colonel David Maxwell, USMC ('95, Defense Systems Analysis) took command of the Quantico Marine Corps Base.
(Posted 26 May 2012)

Admiral Cecil Haney, USN  ('87, Systems Technology & Engineering Acoustics-With Distinction) was presented with an NPS Distinguished Alumni Award during the annual submarine birthday ball at NPS.
(Posted 26 May 2012)


Captain Ralph Buck, USN (Ret.) ('65, Operations Research) has received Acentia's first annual Chairman's Award for his work as a member of the TRICARE Management Activity Technical Management Support Services Team.
(Posted 16 May 2012)




Colonel Todd P. Wilson, USA ('00, Defense Analysis) has been selected as the new professor of military science at North Georgia College & State University (NGCSU).
(Posted 04 May 2012)



Captain Kenneth J. Barrett, USN, (Ret.) ('04, EMBA) has been appointed as General Motors first Chief Diversity Officer. 
(Posted 04 May 2012)



Commander Mike Luckett, USN ('00, Leadership and Human Resource Development) assumed command of Virginia-class attack submarine USS Missouri (SSN 780)
(Posted 04 May 2012)



Commander John P. Robinson III, USN ('07, Applied Physics) assumed command of Surface Combat Systems Center, Wallops Island.
(Posted 04 May 2012)


Colonel Stephen G. Klinefelter, USA, (Ret.) (’82, Computer Science) assumed the post as Chief of the Army Military Auxiliary Radio System.
(Posted 17 April 2012)



Colonel Ted Hengst, USA (Ret.) (’87, Computer Systems) has been named president of Harris IT services.
(Posted 17 April 2012)



Captain Donald A. Schmieley, USN (’91, Computer Systems) has assumed command of the Center for Surface Combat Systems at the Navy base in Dahlgren.

(Posted 17 April 2012)



General Jaime Parada (’06, Defense Analysis) is now the Vice MOD of the El Salvador Armed Forces
(Posted 17 April 2012)


Captain Paul Verrastro, USN ('97, Management) assumed command of Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor, March 12, 2012. 

(Posted 2 April 2012)

Commander Thomas "Lou" Tennant, USN ('00, Aeronautical Engineering) assumed command of the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 on March 22, 2012.  
(Posted 2 April 2012)

Admiral Eric T. Olson, USN (Ret.) ('85, National Security Affairs) has been appointed to the International Advisory Board for Garda World Global Risk Consulting Group and subsidiary of Garda World Security Corporation.

(Posted 20 March 2012)

Astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria ('88, Aeronautical Engineering) has retired from NASA and taken on the position as President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation in Washington, D.C.
(Posted 20 March 2012)

LT John Howard, USN ('11, Undersea Warfare) has been selected to receive the 2011 Rear Admiral Jack Jarabak Award for Excellence in Undersea Warfare Technology for his thesis work at NPS.
(Posted 20 March 2012)


Captain Don C. East, USN (Ret.) ('72, BA International Relations and '75 MA National Security Affairs), owner and operations of The Creeks Tree Farms has been awarded the Helene Mosley Treasure Forest, Alabama Tree Farmer of the Year, American Tree Farms System Runner-Up for the Southern Region Tree Farmer of the Year , and the Forest Landowner Association's Forest landowner of the year awards. 
(Posted 20 March 2012)


Rear Admiral Michael T. Coyle, USN (Ret.) (’76, Mechanical Engineering) has been elected to the Board of Directors of Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc.
(Posted 2 March 2012)


Alex Vargas (’11, Homeland Security and Defense) has been accepted into the FBI Counterterrorism Division (CTD) Police Fellowship Program.
(Posted 2 March 2012)


Bob Kopas ('89, Computer Science) has been named Vice President of Military Programs for Z Microsystems.
(Posted 22 February 2012)


Ted Case ('89, Systems Technology) has been named the next vice director of the Defense Logistics Agency.
(Posted 22 February 2012)

Vice Admiral William D. French ('86, Systems Technology) assumed duties as Commander, Navy Installations Command.
(Posted 22 February 2012)

Steven A. Denning ('71, Management) has been elected as the new chair for the Stanford University Board of Trustees, he will assume the position on July 1st, 2012. 
(Posted 22 February 2012)


Gerald G. Lutz (’75, Management)  has been added to the ranks of Stanford’s Who’s Who business network for his exceptional effort in the field of aerospace and aviation as Chairman and CEO of the Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation.
(Posted 10 February 2012)


Dudley Berthold (’85, Mechanical Engineering) has been named President of Gryphon Technologies, LLC.
(Posted 10 February 2012)


Joe McGettigan (’86, Systems Technology (ASW) with Distinction) has been named as Technical Services Business Unit Vice President for Kratos.
(Posted 10 February 2012)

Michael L. Coats (’79, Aeronautical Engineering) Director of the Johnson Space Center has been named the recipient of the 2012 National Space Trophy by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation.

(Posted 10 February 2012)


Dr. Nick Prins (’95, Physics) has been named Director of Homeland Protection Programs for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 
(Posted 10 February 2012)

Commander David W. Dry (’04, Information Warfare) took command of USS Gravely (DDG 107).
(Posted 9 February 2012)


CDR Matthew Jerbi, USN (’01, National Security Affairs) took command of USS Independence (LCS 2).
(Posted 9 February 2012)


Major General David Quantock, USA (’89, Computer Science) assumed the responsibility as the Army’s Provost Marshal General and took command of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.
(Posted 9 February 2012)


    Ted Jankowski (’05, Homeland Defense and Security) has been named as the Public Safety Director for Stamford, New York.
(Posted 9 February 2012)


Colonel Walter Augustin, USMC (Ret.) (’87, Electrical Engineering with Distinction) was presented with a Distinguished Alumni Award on 25 January from the Naval Postgraduate School.
(Posted 9 February 2012)


LtCol Paul E. Damphousse, USMC (Ret.) (’02, Space Systems Engineering) has been appointed as the Executive Director of the National Space Society.
(Posted 9 February 2012)



Captain Christopher J. Ferguson, USN (Ret.) ('91, Aeronautical Engineering) has been named director of Commerical Crew Interface in Boeing's Space Exploration division.

(Posted 15 December 2011)




Admiral Eric. T. Olson, USN (Ret.) ('85, National Security Affairs) has been appointed as a new director on the Board of Director's for  Iridium Communications, Inc.
(Posted 15 December 2011)



Henry "Mark" McGibbon, Ph.D., D.B.A., ('95, Info Tech Mgmt) will be awarded an M.S. from the National Defense University in Government Information Leadership.
(Posted 9 December 2011)


James K. McCrary ('90, Physics) has received the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) designation as a "Certified Systems Engineering Professional"

(Posted 9 December 2011)


Captain John S. Sykes, USAF ('09, MBA) was awarded the National Security Agency's highest award for Information Assurance, the Frank B. Rowlett Trophy at Fort Meade, Maryland.
(Posted 9 December 2011)



Steve Prevette ('88, Operations Research) has been chosen by the American Society for Quality as a fellow.
(Posted 9 December 2011)


Captain Stephen Williamson, USN  ('96, Mechanical Engineering) will assume command of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in early summer 2012. 

(Posted 9 December 2011)


Vice Admiral Mark D. Harnitchek ('87, Management) assumed responsibility of the Defense Logistics Agency on November 18th, 2011.
(Posted 9 December 2011)


Frank Campion ('97, Management) has been named Business Development Manager, Government and Military Sales for W&O, North America's largest supplier of marine valves, pipe, fittings, engineered products, valve automation and data management systems. 
(Posted 18 November 2011)



Craig Luigart ('99, Management Information Systems), chief officer for the Department of Veteran's Affairs' Office of Health Information, has received the Janice K. Mendenhall Spirit of Leadership Award for outstanding leadership and dedication to enhancing VA performance through advances in technology. 
(Posted 18 November 2011)

Colonel Mark E. Mitchell ('99, Defense Analysis) was inducted into Marquette Army ROTC's Wall of Honor for his courage under fire, decisive leadership and personal sacrifice during a rescue operation in the first month's of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. 
(Posted 18 November 2011)


Captain Charles Lee Schilling ('94, Meteorology and Physical Oceanography), Director of the Maritime Safety Office in the Foundation GEOINT Group retired 1 November from the Navy after 24 years of service.
(Posted 15 November 2011)




  Captain William J. Galinis ('89 Electrical Engineering) took command of Norfolk Ship Support Activity on October 27th, 2011.
(Posted 15 November 2011)


Paul McCullagh ('74, Management), director of Laurel Maryland's Public Works Department, was selected for the American Public Work's Association new Public Works Leadership Fellow program.
(Posted 26 October 2011)



Astronaut and Navy Captain, Mark Kelly who flew four missions aboard the space shuttle to the International Space Station retired from NASA and the U.S. Navy. 
(Posted 26 October 2011)



Retired Marine Corps Caption, Ken Bevel ('06, MBA) assumed the duties as senior associate pastor on the staff of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. 
(Posted 26 October 2011)




University of Miami (UM) Professor, Lynn "Nick" Shay, Ph.D. (M.S. '83 Oceanography), Ph.D. '87 Physical Oceanography), has been elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the nation's leading professional society for scientists in the atmospheric and related sciences. 
(Posted 25 October 2011)



General John Urias, USA (Ret.)  ('84, Electrical Engineering), has been named executive vice president and president of Oshkosh Defense where he will lead the company's global defense segment.
(Posted 25 October 2011)



Commander Benito E. Baylosis, USN  ('94, Electrical Engineering) will be awarded a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Old Dominion University Alumni Association on Friday, October 14th.
(Posted 25 October 2011)




Commander Matthew Borbash, USN ('98, Meteorology and Physical Oceanography) assumed the duties as director of expeditionary warfare at the Naval Oceanography Operations Command at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
(Posted 25 October 2011)




Commander Chris Gabriel, USN ('01, Meteorology and Physical Oceanography) assumed command of the Naval Oceanography Mine Warfare Center based at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
(Posted 25 October 2011)




Vitalie Marinuta ('04, Security Studies), Minister of Defense for the Republic of Moldova was inducted into the International Hall of  Fame at the Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth on Oct. 6th.
(Posted 25 October 2011)

Major General David E. Quantock, USA  ('89, Computer Science) assumed responsibility as the Provost Marshal General of the U.S. Army and took command of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.
(Posted 25 October 2011)



Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen ('85, Operations Research) retired from 43-years of military service on September 30th, 2011.
(Posted 25 October 2011)



Ottawa fire chief John deHooge ('11, Exec. Leaders Program) becomes the first person from outside the United States to graduate from the executive Leaders Program at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at NPS. 

(Posted 12 September 2011)



Chris Platt ('93, Management) was promoted to the position of Vice President and Director of Operations at Cherokee Information Services, Inc.
(Posted 12 September 2011)


Captain John C. "Jack" Scorby Jr. ('89, Management), commander, Navy Region Southeast (NRSE) assumed the rank of Rear Admiral during a pinning ceremony on board Naval Air Station Jacksonville on September 1st, 2011. 
(Posted 12 September 2011)



Professor Donald Layton's ('53, Aeronautical Engineering) article The Great Airships of the Great War was selected as the Best Aircraft Article appearing in Volume 25 of the periodical Over the Front

(Posted 9 September 2011)



Captain Dana Dewey ('96, Aeronautical Engineering) assumed command and program management duties for the E-6B Airborne Strategic Command, Control, and Communications Program Office (PMS-271) on 1 July 2011.
(Posted 12 August 2011)


J.L. Reppert ('04, Finance) was hired as the assistant coach for the Navy Men's lacrosse team.

(Posted 12 August 2011)


Commander Brian Mutty ('01 National Security Affairs) took command of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) on July 26th.
(Posted 12 August 2011)

Commander Scott P. Raymond ('04, Information Technology Management) assumed duties as commanding officer of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 at the Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme.
(Posted 12 August 2011)

Douglas A. Suriano ('89, Information Science) has been named Chief Technology Officer for Tekelec, a mobile broadband solutions company.
(Posted 12 August 2011)



Vice Admiral Scott R. Van Buskirk ('86, Telecommunications Systems Management) has been selected for reappointment to Vice Admiral and assignment as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education.
(Posted 12 August 2011)

Vice Admiral Mark Ferguson ('94, Computer Science) has been selected for the rank of Admiral and will be assigned as Vice Chief of Naval Operations.
(Posted 12 August 2011)



Commander Peter Milnes ('09, Executive MBA) assumed command of the Electronic Weapons School (EAWS) at Whidbey Island on June 30.

(Posted 12 August 2011)

Vice Admiral Cecil Haney ('87, Systems Technology (ASW) & Engineering Technology) has been nominated to the rank of Admiral and assigned as Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
(Posted 12 August 2011)

Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly USN, (Ret.) ('83, Operations Research) becomes the new CEO of the U.S. Naval Institute.
(Posted 12 August 2011)

Captain Robert Caldwell (Aeronautical Engineering, '98) assumed command of Fleet Readiness Center Southeast on July 8th.
(Posted 12 August 2011)

Colonel (sel) Scott Frickenstein ('00, PhD Operational Research) assumed command of the 14th Mission Support Group on 6 July at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.
(Posted 12 August 2011) 

Captain Christopher J. Ferguson USN, (Ret.) ('91, Aeronautical Engineering) commanded the final shuttle mission aboard space shuttle Atlantis.
(Posted 12 August 2011)


Martin J. Alperen ('06, Security Studies) publishes his book Foundations of Homeland Security: Law and Policy.
(Posted 12 August 2011)

Colonel Joel Clark ('98, Defense Analysis) assumed command of the Presidio of Monterey Garrison on 19 July 2011.
(Posted 12 August 2011)


Scott Altman ('90, Aeronautical Engineering) received the Alumni Award for Distinguished Service from the engineering department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
(Posted 17 June 2011)


Pharis E. Williams ('76, Physics) publishes his book "The Dynamic Theory" A View of Space Time Matter.

(Posted 17 June 2011)



Rick Wrenn ('89, Computer Science) has joined DiSTI Corporation, as their newest
Program Manager.

(Posted 8 June 2011)



Brent Goodrum ('99, Operations Research) has been chosen to lead the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Mining, Land, and Water.
(Posted 8 June 2011)



Vice Admiral Mark Harnitchek ('87, Management) has been nominated as the next director of the Defense Logistics Agency.
(Posted 8 June 2011)



Captain Deidre L. McLay ('92, Operations Research) took command of Maritime Prepositioning Ships Squadron Three. 
(Posted 18 May 2011)




Vice Admiral William H. McRaven ( '93, National Security Affairs), head of the Joint Special Operations Command held operational control for the team that killed Osama Bin Laden.
(Posted 16 May 2011)



Captain Mark Kelly ('94, Aeronautical Engineering) made his fourth spaceflight as part of the crew of the last mission of space shuttle Endeavor.
(Posted 16 May 2011)



Cynthia Renaud ( '10, Security Studies) was appointed Folsom, California's first female police chief.
(Posted 16 May 2011)



Harry Siegel ('78, Computer Systems Management) founder and CEO of HMS Technologies was named the Small Business Administrations Region III Entrepreneurial Success.
(Posted 16 May 2011)




Jay Elmer ( '08, Security Studies) has been appointed by the Council on State Governments (CSG) as part of The Council on State Governments' Midwest Canada Relations Committee.
(Posted 16 May 2011)



Steve Morrow ('84, Aeronautical Engineering) has been named as Boeing's Insitu's new President and Chief Executive Officer. 
(Posted 16 May 2011)



Lt. Colonel Tracy Onufer ('09, Defense Analysis) assumed command of the 16th Special Operations Squadron.
(Posted 16 May 2011)



Tony D'Agostino ('96, Meteorology and Physical Oceanography) was nominated by President Obama as a member for the Board of Directors for the Securities Investor Protection Corporation.
(Posted 16 May 2011)



Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Navy Admiral Mike Mullen ('85, Operations Research) accepted the Dwight D. Eisenhower award from the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress on behalf of all members of the U.S. Armed Forces. 
(Posted 25 March 2011)





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