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A longtime backer of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security and our University and Agency Partnership Program, Dr. Edward Campbell retired late last year as Chief of Joint Education within the J7 at the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. 

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Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Burkett, a Center for Homeland Defense and Security Master’s Program alumnus from one of our institution’s earliest cohorts, finished off a 30-plus-year military career late last year that saw him vault up through the leadership ranks from an Air Force Captain to Major General in two decades. 

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For nearly two decades, the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School has served as the preeminent graduate-level educational institution preparing the top U.S. homeland security officials for any and all threats to our nation’s well-being. 

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When it comes to work-life balance, Dr. Carol Cunningham has taken the concept to a whole new level. The first Black female State Medical Director for emergency medical services (EMS) in the nation is also a board-certified emergency physician, an associate professor of emergency medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University, a back-up singer, and a Board of Trustees and charter member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

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