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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Naval Postgraduate School and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Naval Postgraduate School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Naval Postgraduate School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Naval Postgraduate School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Naval Postgraduate School are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Naval Postgraduate School.

List features graduates like Carlos I. Noriega, Lisa Nowak and more!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Naval Postgraduate School?” and “Which celebrities are Naval Postgraduate School alumni?”

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Stephen Frick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Astronaut, Aerospace Engineer, Engineer
Stephen Nathaniel Frick is an American astronaut and a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions. Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Frick graduated from Pine-Richland High School in 1982, earned a ...more

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William C. McCool is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Astronaut
William Cameron "Willie" McCool, was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut, who was the pilot of Space Shuttle Columbia mission ...more

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Kenneth Ham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Astronaut
Kenneth "Hock" Todd Ham is a retired American astronaut and a Captain in the United States Navy. Ham was selected for NASA's astronaut program in August 1998, while serving as the ...more

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David Leestma is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut
David Cornell Leestma is a former American astronaut and retired Captain in the United States Navy.

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Robert Curbeam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer
Robert Lee Curbeam, Jr. is a former NASA astronaut and captain in the United States Navy. Curbeam graduated from Woodlawn High School, Baltimore County, Maryland in 1980. He earned a bachelor of ...more

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Kent Rominger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Astronaut
Kent Vernon "Rommel" Rominger is an American former astronaut, former NASA Chief of the Astronaut Office at Johnson Space Center, and a Captain in the United States Navy. He joined ATK ...more

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Scott D. Altman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Astronaut, Fighter pilot
Scott Douglas "Scooter" Altman is a United States Navy Captain test pilot and former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of four Space Shuttle missions. His fourth mission on STS-125 was ...more

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Lisa Nowak is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer
Lisa Marie Nowak is an American former naval flight officer and NASA astronaut. Born in Washington, D.C., she was selected by NASA in 1996 and qualified as a mission specialist in robotics. ...more

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Mark Kelly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Astronaut
Mark Kelly (with Gabrielle Giffords) is the 2013 Glamour Awards couple of the year.

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Christopher Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Astronaut
Christopher J. Ferguson is a retired United States Navy Captain and NASA astronaut. He was the pilot of Space Shuttle Atlantis on his first mission to space, STS-115, which launched on September ...more

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Alan G. Poindexter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Astronaut
Alan Goodwin "Dex" Poindexter was an American naval officer and a NASA astronaut.

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Carlos I. Noriega is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Soldier, Astronaut
Carlos Ismael Noriega is a Peruvian and U.S. citizen, NASA employee, a former NASA astronaut and a retired U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel.

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Michael Coats is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Astronaut
Michael Lloyd Coats is a former NASA astronaut, raised in Riverside, California. From December 2005 to December 2012, he served as Director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

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Michael López-Alegría is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Astronaut
Miguel López-Alegría is a Spanish-American astronaut; a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions and one International Space Station mission. He is known for having performed ten ...more

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Ronald Evans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer
Ronald Ellwin "Ron" Evans, Jr., was an American naval officer and aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut, also one of only 24 people to have flown to ...more

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Keith B. Alexander is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Military Officer
Keith Brian Alexander is a retired four-star general of the United States Army who served as Director of the National Security Agency, Chief of the Central Security Service and Commander of the ...more

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Hyman G. Rickover is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Military Officer
Hyman George Rickover was a United States Navy admiral who directed the original development of naval nuclear propulsion and controlled its operations for three decades as director of Naval ...more

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Harvey E. Johnson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Harvey E. Johnson Jr., retired Vice Admiral, United States Coast Guard, is the Vice President for National Preparedness and Response Solutions at BAE Systems. Mr. Johnson was the former Deputy ...more

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Eugene Cernan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Astronaut, Fighter pilot
Eugene Andrew "Gene" Cernan, is a former American naval officer and aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, fighter pilot, and NASA astronaut. He has been into space three ...more

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Brent W. Jett, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut
Brent Ward Jett, Jr. is a Captain in the United States Navy and a NASA astronaut.

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Bryan D. O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut
Bryan Daniel O'Connor is a retired United States Marine Corps Colonel and former NASA astronaut.

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Edgar Dean Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut
Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell, Sc.D., is an American former naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut. As the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 14, he ...more

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Winston E. Scott is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut
Winston Elliott Scott is a retired United States Navy Captain and former NASA astronaut.

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Paul J. Weitz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut
Paul Joseph Weitz is a retired United States Navy pilot and former NASA astronaut, who flew into space twice. He was a member of the three-man crew who flew on Skylab 2, the first manned Skylab ...more

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Forrest S. Petersen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Pilot
Vice Admiral Forrest S. Petersen was a United States Navy aviator and test pilot.