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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
Stephen Frick 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
William C. McCool 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
Kenneth Ham 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
David Leestma 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
Robert Curbeam 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
Kent Rominger 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
Scott D. Altman 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
Lisa Nowak 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
Mark Kelly 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
Christopher Ferguson 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
Alan G. Poindexter 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
Carlos I. Noriega 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
Michael Coats 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
Michael López-Alegría 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
Ronald Evans 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
Keith B. Alexander 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
Hyman G. Rickover 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. 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
Eugene Cernan 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
Brent W. Jett, Jr. 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
Bryan D. O'Connor 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
Edgar Dean Mitchell 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
Winston E. Scott 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
Paul J. Weitz 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
Forrest S. Petersen Pilot Vice Admiral Forrest S. Petersen was a United States Navy aviator and test pilot.

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Richard F. Gordon, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Richard F. Gordon, Jr. Astronaut Richard Francis "Dick" Gordon, Jr., is a former American naval officer and aviator, chemist, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon, as ...more

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Joseph Bouchard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Joseph Bouchard Military Officer Joseph F. Bouchard is an American politician of the Democratic Party. From 2008 to 2010 he was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. He represented the 83rd district in Virginia Beach. He ...more

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Gerald P. Carr is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Gerald P. Carr Astronaut, Engineer Gerald Paul "Jerry" Carr, is an American mechanical and aeronautical engineer, former United States Marine Corps officer, naval aviator, and former NASA astronaut. He was Commander of ...more

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Lillian E. Fishburne is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Lillian E. Fishburne Military Officer Lillian Elaine Fishburne was the first African-American female to hold the rank of Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. She was appointed to the rank of Rear Admiral by President of the ...more

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Gordon Eubanks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Gordon Eubanks Programmer Gordon Eubanks is an American microcomputer industry pioneer who worked with Gary Kildall in the early days of Digital Research. Eubanks attended Oklahoma State University. Dr. Kildall was his ...more

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Henry H. Mauz, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Henry H. Mauz, Jr. Henry H. Mauz, Jr. is a retired United States Navy admiral and the former Commander in Chief, United States Atlantic Fleet from 1992 to 1994.

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Michael Mullen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Michael Mullen Michael Glenn "Mike" Mullen, AO, MSC is a retired United States Navy admiral, who served as the 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2011. ...more

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William S. Wallace is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
William S. Wallace William Scott Wallace, is a retired four-star general in the United States Army who served as Commanding General, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Monroe, Virginia from ...more

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Ibrahim Babangida is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Ibrahim Babangida General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, also known as IBB, is a retired Nigerian Army officer who was a military ruler of Nigeria. He ruled Nigeria from 27 August 1985, when he overthrew Major ...more

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Cathy L. Lanier is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Cathy L. Lanier Police officer Cathy Lynn Lanier is the chief of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia. Lanier was appointed by Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty in January 2007, replacing outgoing ...more

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Eric T. Olson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Eric T. Olson Eric Thor Olson is a retired United States Navy admiral who last served as the eighth Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command from July 2, 2007 to August 8, 2011. He previously served as ...more

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Daniel W. Bursch is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Daniel W. Bursch Astronaut, Engineer Daniel Wheeler Bursch is a former NASA astronaut, and Captain of the United States Navy. He had four spaceflights, the first three of which were Space Shuttle missions lasting 10 to 11 days ...more

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Thomas E. White is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Thomas E. White Thomas E. White, Jr. is an American businessman and former United States Army officer who served as senior executive at the now collapsed Enron and as the United States Secretary of the Army ...more

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Michael Hagee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Michael Hagee General Michael W. Hagee was the 33rd Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, succeeding James L. Jones on January 13, 2003. He stepped down as Commandant two months before the end of his ...more

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Melvin Williams is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Melvin Williams Vice Admiral Melvin G. Williams, Jr. is the Associate Provost for Military and Veterans Affairs at The George Washington University. Williams is the former Commander, U.S. Second Fleet and ...more

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Patrick H. Brady is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Patrick H. Brady Patrick H. Brady is a United States Navy rear admiral who in July 2007 became the first person of Hispanic descent to be named Commander of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. He is one of four ...more

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Robert Truax is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Robert Truax Captain Robert C. Truax was a rocket engineer in the United States Navy, and companies such as Aerojet and Truax Engineering, which he founded. Truax was a proponent of low-cost rocket engine ...more

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Arthur K. Cebrowski is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Arthur K. Cebrowski Vice Admiral Arthur K. Cebrowski was a United States Navy admiral. He also who served from October 2001 to January 2005 as Director of the Office of Force Transformation in the U.S. Department ...more

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Theodore E. Chandler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Theodore E. Chandler Theodore Edson Chandler was an admiral of the United States Navy during World War II, who commanded battleship and cruiser divisions in both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. He was killed in ...more

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Charles S. Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Charles S. Hamilton Charles Samuel Hamilton is an award-winning rear admiral in the United States Navy. Hamilton is a native of Amityville, New York, and graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in ...more

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Patricia Ann Tracey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Patricia Ann Tracey Patricia Ann Tracey was the first American woman to be promoted to the rank of vice admiral. She retired as a vice admiral in 2004. She held the positions of Chief of Naval Education and ...more

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John A. Gordon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
John A. Gordon General John Alexander Gordon was Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He served as the President's Homeland Security advisor from 2003 to 2004. Gordon entered the Air Force ...more

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Eliezer Shkedi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Eliezer Shkedi Businessperson Aluf Eliezer Shkedi is the former CEO of the Israeli national airline, El Al. Prior to that he was a general in the Israel Defense Forces and a Commander in Chief of the Israeli Air Force. ...more

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Richard J. Naughton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
Richard J. Naughton Rear Admiral Richard Joseph Naughton was the Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy from 2002 to 2003.

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John A. Lockard is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Naval Postgraduate School Alumni
John A. Lockard John Lockard is chief operating officer for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. Lockard also serves as the deputy to the President and CEO of IDS.