U.S. Pacific Fleet to Leverage Naval Postgraduate School Knowledge and Expertise with New Nimitz Research Group

The Naval Postgraduate School and the U.S. Pacific Fleet announced the creation of the Nimitz Research Group on February 16. Under the umbrella of the Naval Warfare Studies Institute at the NPS, the new organization will leverage the NPS’s interdisciplinary education and research capabilities and institutional knowledge in new ways. to meet the needs and new challenges of the Pacific Fleet. US NAVY

MONTEREY, Calif. – The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., and Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet are joining forces to harness knowledge and expertise in education and research specifically as they relate to the Indo -peaceful with a new effort, the Nimitz Research Group.

The Nimitz Research Group will report to the NPS Institute for Naval Warfare Studies, which will provide NPS faculty and students who “will serve as an extension of the PACFLT staff in Hawaii by participating in exercises and events. of the fleet and providing additional research capacity and subject matter expertise,” according to a press release from the Naval Graduate School.

The Nimitz Search Group was launched Feb. 16 by NPS Chairman, Retired Vice Admiral Ann E. Rondeau and Admiral Samuel Paparo, Commander U.S. Pacific Fleet.

“The creation of the Nimitz Research Group marks a further evolution in our exceptional partnership with the U.S. Pacific Fleet,” Rondeau said. “We have always viewed the NPS as a center of excellence and innovation, a place where our faculty and students work together to solve the operational challenges of our fleet and our force. Through the Nimitz Research Group, we will be able to deliver these solutions by deploying our talent and experience in direct support to our Pacific Fleet partners.

According to NPS spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Ed Early, the Nimitz Research Group is modeled after the Bucklew Research Group at the Naval Warfare Studies Institute, which already provides similar support to Naval Special Warfare. Early said Navy SEAL officers who are Bucklew scholars who attend the NPS on a two-year master’s degree program serve as an extension of the Naval Special Warfare Group commands, which in turn benefit from the education, research efforts, interactions with the academic community, and proximity to Silicon Valley.

“The example given by the Bucklew Research Group proved to be an ideal model for PACFLT’s requirements. “said Early. “As a result, the Nimitz Research Group was designed to provide consistency and unity of action in NPS support to PACFLT.”

Paparo, himself a graduate of the NPS Systems Analysis program, wanted to leverage the Bucklew Research Group model to focus the unique abilities of Naval Postgraduate School faculty members as well as the operational experience of the 2,500 mid-career NPS officers, senior NCOs and civilians to support Commander Pacific Fleet’s priorities and research needs.

“The Nimitz Research Group connects the intellectual rigor of the NPS, its key location in the National Center for Technical Innovation, and the expertise of Pacific Fleet Innovative Warfighters to research, develop, and implement new combat capabilities dynamic,” Paparo said. “Together, we will build critical advantages over our competitors to maximize our strengths – battlespace awareness, agility, maneuverability and the collective capabilities of joint forces.”


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