The Winter edition of Watermark is here!

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The Winter 2020 edition of Watermark, the Alumni Magazine of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS), will be arriving in your mailboxes soon. But you can read the online version now if you want a sneak peek. It’s a great way to see what is happening with CHDS programs, faculty, alumni, and resources.

If you’d like to be included in the next issue, send us your personal or career updates, story ideas, promotions, and publications. We love to get pictures of you too—even in these crazy COVID times!


Topics in this issue:

  • Regional Alumni Chapters
  • Q&A with Alumni Chapter Heads
  • Greta Marlatt Wins Librarian of the Year Award
  • Of Crowds and Crucibles: Learning on the Frontlines of Protest
  • Emergence Alumnus, Improving Training Through Simplicity
  • Calling All Hands On Deck to Harden a Soft Target
  • CHDS Explores Leadership Lessons from the Space Program
  • The Executive Education Program Lecture and Webinar Series
  • Rethinking Drug Policy to Keep Breaking Bad from Breaking Worse
  • Protest Response: Not Making It Worse by Guessing
  • Leadership Education to FEMA Incident Management Assistance Team Academy
  • Rethinking Fire Danger: Where the Backwoods Meets the Backyard
  • A Collaborator’s Evergreen Thesis: Dennis Jensen
  • Meet the New President of IAEM-USA: Judson Freed
  • Read and Listen: Students, Staff, and Faculty share what they are reading
  • Education Summit Shifts to Online Format
  • Leading While Losing It All
  • Lifting the Firefighter’s Worst Curse: A Thesis Implemented Before Its Ink Was Dry
  • CHDS Alumni Assume Leadership Positions at the International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • The K-12 School Shooting Database Website Gets a Facelift
  • CHDS Launches New Alumni Hour
  • Virtual Discussions
  • Class Notes
  • Alumni Photo Album
  • Welcome to the CHDS Family
  • Educational Resources


Watermark is the Alumni Magazine of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School.

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