Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month


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

Theses by NPS graduates Hispanic Heritage

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.

Michael López-Alegría

NPS grad Michael López-Alegría is a Spanish-American astronaut and test pilot; a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions and one International Space Station mission.

Ships named for Hispanic service members
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