Hispanic Heritage Month - Dudley Knox Library
Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month 2021
Clockwise from upper left: SECNAV Carlos Del Toro; USAF Technical Sergeant Alejandra Avila; Yeoman 2nd Class Rosa Medina; The Hon. Everett Alvarez Jr.; Former ISIS Commander Navy Capt. Michael Lopez-Alegria
Notable NPS Theses
An analysis of the career progression of Hispanic military officers (Outstanding Thesis)
Pre-accession factors in the performance and retention of Hispanic enlistees (Outstanding Thesis)
Debunking the Pura Vida: Costa Rican Exceptionalism is Under Threat (Outstanding Thesis)
Notable NPS Graduates
Carlos Del Toro
Alumnus Carlos Del Toro was sworn in as the nation’s 78th Secretary of the Navy, August 9. Del Toro is a 1989 graduate of NPS’ Space Systems Engineering master’s degree program.
Everett Alvarez Jr.
The Hon. Everett Alvarez Jr., a member of NPS’ class of 1976, was the first pilot to be downed and detained during the Vietnam War and spent over eight years in captivity. He went on to become the deputy director of the Peace Corps.
Villarreal, Rudolph C. 2020
Asch, Beth J, Paul Heaton, and Bogdan Savych 2009
Department of the Navy, 2010
Jensen, Geoffrey 2019
Rivas-Rodriguez, Maggie, and Emilio Zamora