(See J. McDonnell, pp. 60–64, October 2013; and Y. Aboul-Enein, pp. 9, 86, November 2013 Proceedings)
Vice Admiral Ronald A. Route, U.S. Navy (Retired), President, Naval Postgraduate School—There has been recent discussion in the media—and in the hallways—about the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), to which I would like to add my personal observations and recent experience. As a student here in the mid-1970s, I gained an extraordinary education that served me and my Navy very well, every day, throughout the rest of my 36-year active-duty career. I was recently appointed president of this institution, and I have had various meetings with students, faculty, and staff. I have learned a lot in my short time in office so far, as we have prepared for a visit by a committee of the National Research Council.