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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 17, 1983, Tokyo, Japan Pacific stars and stripes Pacific May school offers Quality education j by Cheryl Campbell Navy Down the coast from san Francisco is what could be called one of the navys secret tucked away on the exclusive Monterey Penin its not a in the conventional or even a top secret its a Center for intellectual Fine essential in maintaining the technological Lead that keeps the Navy second to aptly tagged the brain Trust of the the naval postgraduate school is one of the top graduate schools in the country some even say in the the with its sprawling 600acre is located on the grounds of a former Turno the Century hotel in the Middle of this quiet town of knowledge of the schools existence is overshadowed by the areas popular tourist such As nearby Fisherman Steinbeck fabled Cannery Row and the golfers Paradise of Pebble mid career naval officers at the naval postgraduate some of the Best mid career naval officers hone their individual skills in specialities ranging from aeronautical engineering and Antisubmarine warfare to Phy oceanography and National Security its education merely for the Sake of graduates return to the Fleet with increased technical ability combined with improved analytical and managerial no longer is it adequate for naval officers to have merely a bachelors says rear John Ekelund of the superintendent of the today officers need to stay on the cutting Edge of and graduate education is the Only the fully accredited naval postgraduate school was originally established in 1909 As an Engineer ing school to ease the navys transition from sail to then located at the naval Academy in the school moved to Monterey in the schools Basic objective Hast changed Over the for More than 70 students have stayed ahead of trends in technology and Stream lined transitions to More sophisticated military often they contribute to the develop ment of new concepts and updating schools program Matthew of the schools director of works closely with Fleet advisers in developing and updating the schools in in constant Contact with Fleet sponsors who Tell me what the students need to he we set the educational standards in each the school offers 800 different sche Dules for its graduate because of the specific needs of the the naval postgraduate school offers some programs not available at other graduate students concentrate during a postgraduate Lon Louber this makes the school invaluable to those like Rob of a student in the highly specialized Antisubmarine warfare systems technology he says he get this education anywhere other universities offer a systems technology he but none have a specific program in Antisubmarine its important to keep proficient in my and i can Only do that the school has other unique programs designed for Fleet Dave of a Meteorol of oceanography is in one of these schools emphasis meteorology and oceanography Are offered As two separate programs at other he in the the same person must have knowledge in both so both subjects Are combined into one curriculum most students feel that the schools emphasis on the Fleet application of their education is Benefi you not Only gain knowledge within your but you learn about the navys says Bob of a physics Johnson says hell easily apply his education because ill know whats expected of and How it All fits although mostly naval the student body also includes students from other military services and government As Well As various Allied about 50 of the foreign graduates have returned to their nations to head their respective the naval postgraduate school is recognized internationally for its Quality education and re of particular note is its operations re search which ranks As one of the Best in the and its meteorology oceanography considered to be the Foremost in the intellectual Exchange for Jim a mechanical engineering student from the Caliper of the schools faculty is what sets it apart from other the level of intellectual Exchange Between students and faculty is better than youd find he the school tries to create the proper Environ ment to enhance this academic students Are not required to Wear their uniforms to but instead adhere to a strict Coa Tantie dress allowing them to interact regardless of rank or a favorite statistic at the school is that 50 percent of the navys admirals Are graduates of the others also Point out that 12 of the country astronauts Are every student has this according to he says its the schools responsibility to develop it in each of were affecting the Quality of officers for the next eight to 10 Pasztalaniec when students leave there not Only better but better Pentagon beginning retirement pay study by Dwight trimmer Washington Bureau chief Washington perhaps bridging at criticism that they have not got ten their act together on military retired the Pentagon has decided to take the offensive and Challenge congressional attacks on their retire ment according to a joint chiefs of staff pcs they Are organizing a panel of experts in Public affairs and the military retirement system to counter efforts on Capitol Hill to pick away at i retirement Les has led those Aspin has predicted that the billion a year retirement system would not survive the eight he said Congress would change the system a Little at a Aspin has blamed the Pentagon for allowing attacks on i retired he said the Pentagon has been study ing retired pay for years without any suggestions to Reform that he has suggested that Congress will now make those changes without Dods chairman of the House armed services subcommittee on military personnel and Bompensa has scheduled hearings Early next month on that retirement sys the defense department has not been invited to in response to that apparent the pcs has asked each military service to name High level compensation and Public affairs experts to their Pentagon that group will counter with a pcs viewpoint to any congressional proposal changing the military retirement air Force Mary pcs manpower will chair the the Reagan administration already supports a number of changes to military retired they want to deny the May 1984 costo living raise for All Federal including they plan to introduce legislation this year eliminating the one year look Back for i under the one year look retiring gis can base retired pay on Active duty pay Scales when they retire or rates one year previous plus a consumer Price Index retirees base that pay on the higher of those two the Reagan fiscal 1984 budget would also require that paychecks for All Federal retirees be rounded Down to the nearest Aspin and other members of con Gress want to change the military retirement system even one for would have gis contribute seven percent of their pay to a military retirement another plan would permanently Cap annual Cost of living raises for i retirees under age 62 to half the inflation Congress has already agreed to such a Cap for three

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