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December 2023 Outstanding Theses and Dissertations are available here.

The NPS Foundation/U.S. Naval Institute Annual Essay Contest is jointly sponsored by the NPS Foundation and the U.S. Naval Institute to encourage writing for publication and critical thinking among students, faculty, and staff at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Essays should be based on thesis, research, or operational experience that best advances the military profession.


Open to all NPS students, faculty, and staff
Essays must be no more than 3,000 words
Prize: $5,000 with essay published in Proceedings Magazine
Deadline: March 31, 2024


For more information and to submit your essay, visit the USNI website.

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8 May 1953:  The NPS campus' student newspaper's top headline announces "a minor miracle" as NPS's then-new and unnamed watering hole gets a name ...and by unanimous decision.  "The opening date for THE TRIDENT is now firm," read the article in The Postgrad. "Each judge headed his list with the same selection....THE TRIDENT."

The NPS community was invited to "calibrate" it's collective "whistle" for the offical wetting down, scheduled for the evening of May 15, when  the school's superintendant, RADM Frederick Moosbrugger, himself an NPS alumnus, cut the ribbon to welcome visitors for the Trident's first Happy Hour.

The author of the winning name, Lt. Richard Wenzlik, and his "charming wife", Marge, were treated to a prizewinning dinner.  

You can read about the Trident's opening evening in NPS Archive: Calhoun. See The Postgrad's issue for May 22, 1953 at https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/48604

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TLC:  Teaching and Learning Commons

Mission: Empowering cross-organizational teams as a community of practice to enhance the quality of NPS education through collaborations that create and support innovative and distinctive learning experiences.

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TPO: Thesis Processing Office

Thesis Processing reviews and collects all NPS theses, dissertations, capstone reports, MBA reports, and joint applied projects. We help our students meet the NPS format and citation requirements and ensure the paper is of graduate-level quality.

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GWC: Graduate Writing Center

Mission: To develop the writing and critical thinking skills of NPS students for success in graduate school and as military and civilian leaders.

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