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The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), established and operated by the U.S. Navy, got a modest start at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, in 1909 and since 1951 has been located in Monterey, California. Beginning with 10 officer students and 2 navy instructors, the NPS has grown to a student body of more than 1,500 U.S. officers and government civilians and more than 250 military personnel from more than 60 other countries instructed by a faculty of 500 (90% civilian) professors, most of whom hold a PhD. According to its official website, the mission of NPS is to provide high-quality, relevant, and unique advanced education and research programs that increase the combat effectiveness of the naval services, other armed forces of the United ...

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