US Navy Assistant Secretary Backs NPS Community Outreach Initiative

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Assistant Secretary Backs NPS Community Outreach Initiative View post tag: community View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Backs Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Juan M. Garcia returned to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) for his second round of meetings with local community business and education leaders, Jan. 9.“It has been a great couple of days for the NPS community. Secretary Garcia’s presence and participation in our community outreach initiative is critical to its success,” said NPS Interim President Rear Adm. Jan E. Tighe. “His interactions with our students, faculty and staff have been very beneficial in highlighting our unique value to the Navy and the nation. The high-quality of our students and workforce showed prominently throughout the visit.”The community outreach initiatives are intended to strengthen community ties, ensuring both the institution and the community maintain constant dialogue as NPS moves forward into 2013.“I am pleased to return to Monterey to continue our efforts of engagement with regional leadership through these outreach initiatives,” said Garcia. “The input we have received in the early stages of this effort has been invaluable, and I am very confident this outreach will only continue to provide critical input to the future of this prestigious university.”In addition to meeting with community leaders, Garcia also held a meeting with current NPS students as well. Garcia posed a series of questions on a wide range of subjects, with the students offering their own opinions on everything from NPS research opportunities and faculty to future assignments and quality of life issues.“During this visit to campus, I took the opportunity to meet with several students and faculty to gain a deeper understanding of their perspectives of the institution,” said Garcia. “The men and women studying here are the future leaders of the Navy … As we move forward, we must keep a vigilant eye toward the true value of NPS.”“The instruction at NPS, compared to the training we normally receive, is extraordinary … The people in front of the podium are incredible and what they teach is in line with the needs of my service,” said U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Brent Molaski in response to a question about the quality of an NPS education.“They are recognized experts in the field, particularly in my field of tropical cyclone research,” added U.S. Navy Lt. Travis Wendt.NASA employee Marissa Herron agreed with her fellow students, and commented on her plans after graduation.“I plan on going back to Houston and applying my remote sensing experience to a NASA problem, perhaps the Mars Rover Project,” said Herron.In addition to his meetings with regional leaders, students and faculty, Garcia also spent an afternoon touring various NPS educational and research facilities.“I was impressed with the research facilities and labs I had the chance to explore this afternoon,” said Garcia. “Certainly, any graduate education requires a fundamental effort in research, and NPS clearly has the talent and facilities to support the explorations of its students.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 11, 2013 US Navy Assistant Secretary Backs NPS Community Outreach Initiative View post tag: Outreach View post tag: Initiative January 11, 2013 View post tag: NPS View post tag: US Share this article View post tag: Secretary View post tag: Naval View post tag: Assistant Authoritieslast_img read more

Chelsea players learning new way of playing football in pre-season

first_img Marcos Alonso says training under Sarri has been good Sarri looks set to play with four at the back Chelsea players are using pre-season training to get used to a new way of playing.Having spent two years with Antonio Conte’s preference for playing three at the back, new manager Maurizio Sarri appears set to use four across the back line.“He is bringing a different style, a different formation and we just need to grow into it,’ Cesc Fabregas explained to “We need to learn. We have been two years with Antonio working in a system with 5-4-1, 3-5-2, depending on the game. It is very different to play with five or three at the back than it is to play with four. We need time to re-adapt to a back four and to what the boss wants from us but I believe we are intelligent players and players at the top level who will try to adapt as soon as possible.”Sarri will take charge of Chelsea for the first time when they play Perth Glory in Australia as part of their pre-season tour.“We have not all the players involved, many of the players are still on holiday or at Cobham because they played the World Cup,’ Fabregas added. “The players who are here, together with the youngsters, they do a good job trying to get it as fast as we can and hopefully this is a good day to start seeing a few things from what the manager wants from us. Hopefully it will be a good game for us to get things going.”Marcos Alonso is one player looking forward to a new way of training and playing. 2 2 “I think [Sarri] has a great style and we are just learning new things now to get used to it very quickly, and be ready for August 5 when we have the Community Shield against Manchester City,” he said.“He likes to play football, he likes to press high, to try to have control of the ball and so control of the game“It could be more similar to the Spanish style, but he has some Italian aspects as well.”last_img read more