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    The Trident Room Podcast

    The Trident Room Podcast

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    About

    For students and alumni of the Naval Postgraduate School, the Trident Room is an integral and well-known contributor to academic success. While a pint poured in the stout mugs that dangle from above is part of that, we’d like to think it is the unfettered conversation that really makes the difference.





    Episodes


    • The Trident Room Podcast - 55 - Capt. Heather Quilenderino - Commanding the NOOC

      In this METOC ME-talks episode, hosts LCDR Colleen Wilmington, LCDR Alanna
      Youngblood and LT Daniel Petersen discuss with CAPT Quilenderino her METOC experience and how the U.S. Navy utilizes the NOOC. This episode was recorded on January 30, 2024.

      CAPT Quilenderino received her PhD in Meteorology from NPS in 2012. Having served in diverse METOC billets, her expertise is recognized throughout the METOC community. The podcast centers around her METOC and dual-military experience and... read more

      06/11/2024


    • The Trident Room Podcast - 53 - Dan Petersen - Below the Surface

      In this episode, Dan Petersen shares lessons learned after nearly 20 years as an enlisted and officer Naval Meteorologist and Oceanographer about leadership, operational excellence, and work-life-family balance.

      Segment 1 of 5 – Meteorology and Oceanography in Wargaming - [3:09]

      Segment 2 of 5 – Dan’s experience with Meteorology, Oceanography, Unmanned Vehicles, and Naval Special Warfare- [4:06]

      Segment 3 of 5 – Leveraging operational experience into a research... read more

      12/08/2023


    • The Trident Room Podcast - 53 – Dr. Joe Hooper and Ana Eckhart - Epanding the Reach of NPS

      In this episode, Dr. Joe Hooper and Ana Eckhart discuss expanding the reach of NPS, hosted by Karl Flynn. This episode was recorded on October 20th, 2023.

      Dr. Joe Hooper was the Vice Provost, Academic Affairs at NPS, overseeing the educational portion of the school’s mission. His emphasis in this role was an overhaul of resident curricula and an expansion of non-traditional education opportunities, including the creation of the NPS Extended Campus and new offerings at fleet... read more

      10/20/2023


    • The Trident Room Podcast - 51 [1/2] - Chef Loveday - From Shack to Chateau

      The Trident Room Podcast Senior Producer, Sara Dixon sits down and has a conversation with The Love Shack’s Chef Loveday. This episode was recorded on August 28, 2023.

      CHEF LOVEDAY was born in the Seychelles in 1957. Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off the east coast of Africa, north of Madagascar. He came to San Jose, California in 1980. He then moved to Santa Maria where he started working for a car dealership in customer service. It was his first... read more

      08/28/2023


    • The Trident Room Podcast - 51 [2/2] - Chef Loveday - Love and Breakfast Burritos

      The Trident Room Podcast Senior Producer, Sara Dixon sits down and has a conversation with The Love Shack’s Chef Loveday. This episode was recorded on August 28, 2023.


      CHEF LOVEDAY was born in the Seychelles in 1957. Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off the east coast of Africa, north of Madagascar. He came to San Jose, California in 1980. He then moved to Santa Maria where he started working for a car dealership in customer service. It was his... read more

      08/28/2023


    • The Trident Room Podcast - Episode 52 - Colonel Jason Perry - Making Yourself Invaluable

      In this episode, Colonel Perry discusses his experiences as the Senior Marine at NPS, hosted by Karl Flynn.


      Colonel Perry commissioned in 1995. He commanded in Fleet Marine Force units at every level from Rifle Platoon to Infantry Regiment. Most recently, he served as Assistant Division Commander at 3rd Marine Division. He attended NPS from 1999-2000 graduating with a degree in National Security Affairs. Col Perry has served as a Japan Foreign Area Officer in billets including... read more

      08/25/2023


    • The Trident Room Podcast - Episode 50 - Sara Dixon - A Student Led Conversation: Celebrating 50 Episodes

      The Trident Room Podcast Senior Producer, Sara Dixon, sits down with the hosts of The Trident Room Podcast to celebrate their 50th episode. Meet hosts Sara Dixon, Karl Flynn, Steve Bakotic, Colleen Wilmington, and Dan Petersen as they share how they became members of the team, things they’ve learned while being podcast hosts, and a little about what it means to be part of the Trident Room Podcast.

      This episode was recorded on August 23, 2023.


      For students and alumni of the... read more

      08/23/2023


    • The Trident Room Podcast – 49 – MSgt Jaime Gallardo USMC – Mind, Body, Spirit, Finance

      In this episode, our guest discussed his mission to enable service members and veterans to improve their financial literacy. hosted by Traver Mayfield. This episode was recorded on August 18, 2023.

      MSgt Jaime Gallardo is a US Marine Corps Explosive Ordnance Technician, assigned to the Defense Nuclear Weapons School. He instructs service members on how to respond to accidents of US nuclear stockpile weapon systems and identification and initial response for improvised nuclear devices and... read more

      08/18/2023


    • The Trident Room Podcast - 48 [1/2] - FWC San Diego, Challenges in the Maritime Environment

      The Trident Room Podcast host Dan Petersen sits down and has a conversation with two members of The Fleet Weather Center San Diego. This episode was recorded on June 15, 2023.

      Fleet Weather Center San Diego is a government administration company based out of N 4TH ST, Coronado, California, United States.

      FWC-SD and subordinate activities keep the Fleet safe from hazardous weather and enable effective operations and planning decisions by providing timely and accurate aviation, maritime,... read more

      06/15/2023


    • The Trident Room Podcast - 48 [2/2] - FWC San Diego, Balancing the End Game

      The Trident Room Podcast host Dan Petersen sits down and has a conversation with two members of The Fleet Weather Center San Diego. This episode was recorded on June 15, 2023.

      Fleet Weather Center San Diego is a government administration company based out of N 4TH ST, Coronado, California, United States.

      FWC-SD and subordinate activities keep the Fleet safe from hazardous weather and enable effective operations and planning decisions by providing timely and accurate aviation, maritime,... read more

      06/15/2023


    • The Trident Room Podcast - 47 - Lt. Colleen Wilmington - METOC on the Rocks

      Lt. Colleen Wilmington commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer-Meteorology Option in May 2015. She executed her lateral transfer to Navy Meteorology in August 2017.

      She is a qualified Surface Warfare Officer and Information Warfare Officer who is currently pursuing a dual master’s degree in Meteorology and Oceanography from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Throughout her career, she served in the following billets: the Deck Division Officer (USS Nimitz -... read more

      06/13/2023


    • The Trident Room Podcast – 45 [2/2] – Col. Jason Perry – The Art and Science of War

      In this episode, Col. Perry discusses his career from his time as a platoon commander to his current billet as the Senior Marine at NPS, hosted by Karl Flynn. This episode was recorded on May 10, 2023.

      Colonel Perry commissioned in 1995. He commanded in Fleet Marine Force units at every level from Rifle Platoon to Infantry Regiment. Most recently, he served as Assistant Division Commander at 3rd Marine Division. He attended NPS from 1999-2000 graduating with a degree in National... read more

      05/10/2023


    • The Trident Room Podcast – 45 [1/2] – Col. Jason Perry – The Art and Science of War

      In this episode, Col. Perry discusses his career from his time as a platoon commander to his current billet as the Senior Marine at NPS, hosted by Karl Flynn. This episode was recorded on May 10, 2023.

      Colonel Perry commissioned in 1995. He commanded in Fleet Marine Force units at every level from Rifle Platoon to Infantry Regiment. Most recently, he served as Assistant Division Commander at 3rd Marine Division. He attended NPS from 1999-2000 graduating with a degree in National... read more

      05/10/2023


    • The Trident Room Podcast – 46 [1/2] – Maj. Paul Sanford – Fail Fast, Learn Faster

      In this episode, our guest discussed the state of Marine Corps entry level, career progression, and skills enhancement training, hosted by Traver Mayfield. This episode was recorded on May 3, 2023.

      Major Sanford enlisted into the Marine Corps in 2002 and commissioned in 2008. He deployed multiple times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and received other assignments both CONUS and OCONUS prior to his selection on the... read more

      05/03/2023


    • The Trident Room Podcast – 46 [2/2] – Maj. Paul Sanford – Fail Fast, Learn Faster

      In this episode, our guest discussed the state of Marine Corps entry level, career progression, and skills enhancement training, hosted by Traver Mayfield. This episode was recorded on May 3, 2023.

      Major Sanford enlisted into the Marine Corps in 2002 and commissioned in 2008. He deployed multiple times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and received other assignments both CONUS and OCONUS prior to his selection on the... read more

      05/03/2023


    • The Trident Room Podcast - 44 - Lt. Paul Johnson - Beards in the Navy

      The Trident Room Podcast host Jeremy Fredrichsdorf sits down and has a conversation with Lt. Paul Johnson. This episode was recorded on January 22, 2023.

      A native of Royersford, Pennsylvania, Lt. Paul D. Johnson graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering commissioning through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program.

      Afloat, Lt. Johnson completed his division officer tours aboard the destroyer USS DONALD... read more

      01/22/2023


    • The Trident Room Podcast - 43 - Lt. Col. Chris Dellow – Marine Corps FAOs, a Key Player in Concept for Stand-in Forces

      The Trident Room Podcast host Sydney Murkins sits down and has a conversation with Lt. Col. Chris Dellow, USMC. This episode was recorded on January 22, 2023.

      Lt. Col. Chris Dellow is an Infantry Officer, International Affairs Program Manager and FAO Advocate, HQMC.

      The Trident Room Podcast is brought to you by the Naval Postgraduate School Alumni Association and the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation. www.npsfoundation.org

      For comments, suggestions, and critiques, please... read more

      01/22/2023


    • The Trident Room Podcast - 42 [1/2] - Dr. John Arquilla and Dr. Peter Denning – The Pursuit of Automation

      In this episode, our guests discuss important themes regarding the future of automation and its implications for naval combat, hosted by Karl Flynn.

      This episode was recorded on November 30th, 2022.

      DR. PETER DENNING began building electronic circuits as a teenager. His computer built from pinball machine parts won the science fair in 1959, launching him into the new field of computing. At MIT for his doctorate in 1968, he worked on Multics, a precursor of today’s “cloud... read more

      11/30/2022


    • The Trident Room Podcast - 42 [2/2] - Dr. John Arquilla and Dr. Peter Denning – The Fragility Problem

      In this episode, our guests discuss important themes regarding the future of automation and its implications for naval combat, hosted by Karl Flynn.

      This episode was recorded on November 30th, 2022.

      DR. PETER DENNING began building electronic circuits as a teenager. His computer built from pinball machine parts won the science fair in 1959, launching him into the new field of computing. At MIT for his doctorate in 1968, he worked on Multics, a precursor of today’s “cloud... read more

      11/30/2022


    • The Trident Room Podcast - 40 - Erik Dahl, Ph.d – Understanding Intelligence

      The Trident Room Podcast host Zach Ward sits down and have a conversation with Professor Erik Dahl.

      This episode was recorded on September 30, 2022.

      Erik Dahl joined the faculty of the Department of National Security Affairs in September 2008, and he is currently an Associate Professor of National Security Affairs. He is also on the faculty of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at NPS.

      Before joining NPS, from 2006 to 2008 Dahl was a pre-doctoral research fellow at the... read more

      09/30/2022


    • The Trident Room Podcast - 41 – Ronal Morales – Making Marine Corps Foreign Area Officers

      The Trident Room Podcast host Sydney Murkins sits down and has a conversation with Naval Postgraduate School Alumnus Ronal Morales.

      This episode was recorded on September 20, 2022.

      RONAL MORALES, a Marine Corps veteran and International Affairs Professional served on active duty for 25 years. Following his formative years in Perú, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served on assignments and deployments in the Middle East, South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. In 2012, he was... read more

      09/20/2022


    • 29 - Sam Buttery - Mastering the Buzzer

      The Trident Room Podcast host Mike Wish sits down with the Jeopardy Professors Tournament Winner – Sam Buttrey. They discuss his win and what it’s like to look like Steve Martin.
      This Episode was recorded on February 01, 2022

      Sam Buttrey is an operations research associate professor at the Naval Postgraduate School. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Ph.D. in Statistics in 1996. He is the winner of the 2021 Jeopardy Professors Tournament.

      The... read more

      02/01/2022


    • 32 - CSM Joseph Fancher and Carlos Sanchez - Why Now?

      Episode 32 - CSM Joseph Fancher and Carlos Sanchez - Why Now?

      The Trident Room Podcast Host Brenden Jackman sits down with CSM Joseph Fancher and Carlos Sanchez from the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, the Army Special Operation’s Center of Excellence.
      This episode was recorded on January 04, 2022.

      Command Sergeant Major Joseph L. Fancher currently serves as the Command Sergeant Major of the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special... read more

      01/04/2022


    • 27(2/2) - Jeff Kline and Lyla Englehorn - Solving Wicked Problems

      The Trident Room Podcast host Luke Goorsky sits down with Jeff Kline and Lyla Ann Englehorn – they discuss problem spaces, the importance of research and the future of warfare.

      Jeff Kline attended the University of Missouri, School of Engineering, graduating with honors in Industrial Engineering, and received his Navy commission through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program in 1979. His initial sea tour was in USS MOOSBRUGGER (DD-980) serving as Gunnery Officer and... read more

      10/28/2021


    • 27(1/2) - Jeff Kline and Lyla Englehorn - Warfare Innovation

      The Trident Room Podcast host Luke Goorsky sits down with Jeff Kline and Lyla Ann Englehorn – they discuss problem spaces, the importance of research and the future of warfare.

      Jeff Kline attended the University of Missouri, School of Engineering, graduating with honors in Industrial Engineering, and received his Navy commission through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program in 1979. His initial sea tour was in USS MOOSBRUGGER (DD-980) serving as Gunnery Officer and... read more

      10/28/2021


    • 33 [2/2] - Dr. Jeff Haferman – Supercomputing and NPS

      Description: Episode 33 [Segment 2 of 2] - Dr. Jeff Haferman – Supercomputing and NPS

      The Trident Room Podcast Host Luke Goorsky sits down with Dr. Jeff Haferman.
      This episode was recorded on October 26, 2021.

      Jeff Haferman has an B.S. Degree in Mathematics from The University of Chicago, and M.S. & Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Iowa. He did his post-doctoral studies at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He came to Monterey in 1997 where he... read more

      10/26/2021


    • 33 [1/2] - Dr. Jeff Haferman – Supercomputing and NPS

      Episode 33 [Segment 1 of 2] - Dr. Jeff Haferman – Supercomputing and NPS

      The Trident Room Podcast Host Luke Goorsky sits down with Dr. Jeff Haferman.
      This episode was recorded on October 26, 2021.

      Jeff Haferman has an B.S. Degree in Mathematics from The University of Chicago, and M.S. & Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Iowa. He did his post-doctoral studies at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He came to Monterey in 1997 where he started his... read more

      10/26/2021


    • 28 - Maj. Mike Wish - Below the Surface: Batman Doesn't Have Superpowers

      The Trident Room Podcast Host Brenden Jackman sits down with Senior Producer of The Trident Room Podcast Maj Mike Wish.

      Mike is from Colorado Springs, CO. He attended the United States Naval Academy, commissioned in the Marine Corps, and serves as an artillery officer. He has served in rocket and cannon artillery units, instructed gunnery at the officer’s artillery school, and deployed four times to combat and aboard Marine Expeditionary Units. Prior to NPS, he commanded Battery G,... read more

      10/21/2021


    • 30 [2/2] - Luke Goorsky and Marcus Antonellis - The Future of The Surface

      Episode 30 [Segment 2 of 2] - Luke Goorsky and Marcus Antonellis - The Future of The Surface

      The Trident Room Podcast hosts Luke Goorsky and Marcus Antonellis sit down and have a conversation.

      This episode was recorded on October 07, 2021.

      Luke Goorsky is from Santa Clarita, CA. He attended the University of California, San Diego where he earned a bachelor’s degree in History. He received his commission in May 2014 as a naval intelligence officer through Officer Candidate... read more

      10/07/2021


    • 30 [1/2] - Luke Goorsky and Marcus Antonellis - Surfaces and Solutions

      Episode 30 [Segment 1 of 2] - Luke Goorsky and Marcus Antonellis - Surfaces and Solutions

      The Trident Room Podcast hosts Luke Goorsky and Marcus Antonellis sit down and have a conversation.

      This episode was recorded on October 07, 2021.

      Luke Goorsky is from Santa Clarita, CA. He attended the University of California, San Diego where he earned a bachelor’s degree in History. He received his commission in May 2014 as a naval intelligence officer through Officer Candidate School.... read more

      10/07/2021


    • The Trident Room Podcast - 28 [1-2] Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Newmeyer - Scarface and International Relations

      The Trident Room Podcast host James Reilly sits down and has a conversation with Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Newmeyer.

      This episode was recorded on September 30, 2021.


      The Trident Room Podcast is brought to you by the Naval Postgraduate School Alumni Association and the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation.
      npsfoundation.org

      For comments, suggestions, and critiques, please email us at TridentRoomPodcastHost@nps.edu, and find us online at nps.edu/tridentroompodcast. Thank you!

      09/30/2021


    • The Trident Room Podcast - 35 [1/2] - Luke Goorsky - Things That Go Boom

      Luke Goorsky is from Santa Clarita, CA. He attended the University of California, San Diego where he earned a bachelor’s degree in History. He received his commission in May 2014 as a naval intelligence officer through Officer Candidate School. Luke served onboard the USS Harry S. Truman, at U.S. Fifth Fleet, and at the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Hawaii Field Office. Luke is enrolled in the department of National Security Affairs in the East Asia track.

      09/30/2021


    • The Trident Room Podcast - 35 [2/2] - Luke Antonellis - The Missile Age

      Marcus Antonellis is from Groton, MA. He attended the College of the Holy Cross, getting his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and commissioning via the NROTC unit. A Naval Surface Warfare Officer, he has served as the Auxiliaries Officer on USS FREEDOM (LCS 1) and as the Damage Control Assistant on USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53). His assignments had him deploying to the 5th Fleet AOR and participating in multiple Missile Defense Agency test missions.

      09/30/2021


    • 23 - Jennifer Barnhill - Get to Know Your Schedule(r)

      Episode 23 – Jennifer Barnhill – Get to Know Your Schedule(r)
      The Trident Room Podcast Senior Producer Mike Wish sits down with NPS scheduler Jennifer Barnhill to ask all your burning scheduling questions.
      This episode was recorded September 30, 2021.

      Jennifer Barnhill is the NPS Assistant Scheduler where she has facilitated the implementation of an online event scheduling tool. Along with Lead Scheduler, Adrian Gera, Jennifer has also been involved in working with... read more

      09/30/2021


    • The Trident Room Podcast - 36 - Luke Goorsky - Meet the Host

      The Trident Room Podcast co-host Nathanial Hancock sits down to get to know The Trident Room Host Luke Goorsky.

      Luke Goorsky is from Santa Clarita, CA. He attended the University of California, San Diego where he earned a bachelor’s degree in History. He received his commission in May 2014 as a naval intelligence officer through Officer Candidate School. Luke served onboard the USS Harry S. Truman, at U.S. Fifth Fleet, and at the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Hawaii Field Office.... read more

      09/30/2021


    • The Trident Room Podcast - 39 [2/2] - Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Newmeyer – Coasties and the World

      The Trident Room Podcast host James Reilly sits down and has a conversation with Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Newmeyer.

      This episode was recorded on September 30, 2021.

      The Trident Room Podcast is brought to you by the Naval Postgraduate School Alumni Association and the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation. npsfoundation.org

      For comments, suggestions, and critiques, please email us at TridentRoomPodcastHost@nps.edu, and find us online at nps.edu/tridentroompodcast. Thank you!

      The views expressed in this interview are those of the individuals and do not reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, the US Navy, or the Naval Postgraduate School.

      09/30/2021


    • The Trident Room Podcast - 37 [1/2] - Capt. Valerie Smith - 2020 USMC Aviator of the Year

      The Trident Room Podcast host Michael Gannon sits down and has a conversation with Aviator of the Year – Captain Valerie Smith.

      Capt. Valerie K. Smith, received the 2020 Alfred A. Cunningham Award, awarded to the Marine Aviator of the Year for the 49th Annual Marine Corps Aviation Association Symposium in Dallas, July 22, 2021. The award categories are highly competitive, indicating exceptional leadership and their significant contributions to Marine aviation.

      The Trident Room Podcast is brought to you by the Naval Postgraduate School Alumni Association and the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation.
      npsfoundation.org

      09/24/2021


    • The Trident Room Podcast - 37 [2/2] - Capt. Valerie Smith - Flight School and Lessons Learned

      The Trident Room Podcast host Michael Gannon sits down and has a conversation with Aviator of the Year – Captain Valerie Smith.

      Capt. Valerie K. Smith, received the 2020 Alfred A. Cunningham Award, awarded to the Marine Aviator of the Year for the 49th Annual Marine Corps Aviation Association Symposium in Dallas, July 22, 2021. The award categories are highly competitive, indicating exceptional leadership and their significant contributions to Marine aviation.

      The Trident Room... read more

      09/24/2021


    • The Trident Room Podcast - 37 [1/2] - Capt. Valerie Smith - 2020 USMC Aviator of the Year

      The Trident Room Podcast host Michael Gannon sits down and has a conversation with Aviator of the Year – Captain Valerie Smith.

      Capt. Valerie K. Smith, received the 2020 Alfred A. Cunningham Award, awarded to the Marine Aviator of the Year for the 49th Annual Marine Corps Aviation Association Symposium in Dallas, July 22, 2021. The award categories are highly competitive, indicating exceptional leadership and their significant contributions to Marine aviation.

      The Trident Room Podcast is brought to you by the Naval Postgraduate School Alumni Association and the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation.
      npsfoundation.org

      09/24/2021


    • 26 [2/2] –Dr. Mikhail Auguston – A Chain of Events

      The Trident Room Podcast host Michael Gannon sits down with Dr. Mikhail Auguston – they discuss Monterey Phoenix and the importance of behavior modeling.
      This episode was recorded on September 03, 2021.

      Dr. Mikhail Auguston is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the US Naval Postgraduate School.
      Website: http://faculty.nps.edu/maugusto/
      Research by Auguston: https://nps.academia.edu/MikhailAuguston
      Monterey Phoenix:... read more

      09/03/2021


    • 26 [1/2] – Dr. Mikhail Auguston – Behavior is King

      The Trident Room Podcast host Michael Gannon sits down with Dr. Mikhail Auguston – they discuss Monterey Phoenix and the importance of behavior modeling.
      This episode was recorded on September 03, 2021.

      Dr. Mikhail Auguston is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the US Naval Postgraduate School.
      Website: http://faculty.nps.edu/maugusto/
      Research by Auguston: https://nps.academia.edu/MikhailAuguston
      Monterey Phoenix:... read more

      09/03/2021


    • 31 - Dr. Bill Thiesen - Coast Guard History

      Episode 31 - Dr. Bill Thiesen - Coast Guard History

      The Trident Room Podcast host James Reilly sits down with Atlantic Area Historian, Dr. Bill Thiesen.

      This episode was recorded on September 03, 2021.

      As Atlantic Area Historian, William Thiesen is responsible for preserving and promoting the history of the Coast Guard's Atlantic Area. In his position, he serves as a resource on Coast Guard questions related to service history and archaeology; as well as museum, artifact,... read more

      09/03/2021


    • 19 [2/3] – Dr. Vivienne Ming – MAD SCIENCE

      Episode 19, Segment 2 of 3 – Dr. Vivienne Ming – MAD SCIENCE
      Trident Room Host Mike Wish sits down and has a conversation with philanthropic mad scientist Dr. Vivienne Ming.
      This episode was recorded on August 24, 2021.

      Dr. Vivienne Ming explores maximizing human capacity as a theoretical neuroscientist, delusional inventor, and demented author. Over her career she's founded 6 startups, been chief scientist at 2 others, and launched the “mad science incubator", Soco's Labs,... read more

      08/24/2021


    • 19 [1/3] – Dr. Vivienne Ming – A Shared Purpose

      Episode 19, Segment 1 of 3 – Dr. Vivienne Ming – A Shared Purpose
      Trident Room Host Mike Wish sits down and has a conversation with philanthropica mad scientist Dr. Vivienne Ming.
      This episode was recorded on August 24, 2021.

      Dr. Vivienne Ming explores maximizing human capacity as a theoretical neuroscientist, delusional inventor, and demented author. Over her career she's founded 6 startups, been chief scientist at 2 others, and launched the “mad science incubator", Soco's... read more

      08/24/2021


    • 19 [3/3] – Dr. Vivienne Ming – Inventing Superpowers

      Episode 19, Segment 3 of 3 – Dr. Vivienne Ming – Inventing Superpowers
      Trident Room Host Mike Wish sits down and has a conversation with philanthropic mad scientist Dr. Vivienne Ming.
      This episode was recorded on August 24, 2021.

      Dr. Vivienne Ming explores maximizing human capacity as a theoretical neuroscientist, delusional inventor, and demented author. Over her career she's founded 6 startups, been chief scientist at 2 others, and launched the “mad science incubator", Soco's... read more

      08/24/2021


    • 24 - Dr. Britta Hale - Exchanging Big Ideas

      24 - Dr. Britta Hale - Exchanging Big Ideas
      Trident Room Host Michael Gannon sits down with cryptographer and NPS faculty member Dr. Britta Hale.
      This episode was recorded on July 30, 2021.

      PROF. BRITTA HALE is a cryptographer and faculty in the Computer Science Department at the Naval Postgraduate School. Prof. Hale has a PhD from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and a Master’s of Science in Mathematics of Cryptography and Communications from Royal... read more

      07/30/2021


    • 22 - James Wirtz, PH.D - Commanding the Sea

      Episode 22 - James Wirtz, PH.D - Commanding the Sea
      Trident Room Host Marcus Antonellis sits down and has a conversation with Naval Postgraduate Professor, James Wirtz, Ph.D.
      This episode was recorded on July 30, 2021.

      PROFESSOR JAMES WIRTZ is the author of Understanding Intelligence Failure: Warning Response and Deterrence (Routledge, 2017) and The Tet Offensive: Intelligence Failure in War (Cornell University Press, 1991, 1994); co-editor with T.V. Paul and Richard Harknett of The... read more

      07/30/2021


    • 20 [2/2] - LtCol. Joe Novak – Doctor’s Orders

      Episode 20, Segment 2 of 2 - LtCol. Joe Novak – Doctor’s Orders
      Trident Room Host Jesus Moreno sits down and gets to know NPS graduate and creator of The Trident Room Podcast Series – LtCol Joe Novak. They discuss Joe’s multi-talented career path and what advice he would give to his younger self.
      This episode was recorded on July 26, 2021.

      Lt. Col. Joe Novak was a student in the Operations Research Department specializing in Human Systems Integration (HSI). Lt. Col. Novak... read more

      07/26/2021


    • 20 [1/2] - LtCol. Joe Novak – The Million Dollar Man

      Episode 20, Segment 1 of 2 - LtCol. Joe Novak – The Million Dollar Man
      Trident Room Host Jesus Moreno sits down and gets to know NPS graduate and creator of The Trident Room Podcast Series – LtCol Joe Novak. They discuss Joe’s multi-talented career path and what molded him to be the man he is today.
      This episode was recorded on July 26, 2021.

      Lt. Col. Joe Novak was a student in the Operations Research Department specializing in Human Systems Integration (HSI). Lt. Col. Novak... read more

      07/26/2021


    • 34 [2/2] - Michael Gannon - Below the Surface

      Michael Gannon grew up in Dayton, Ohio and enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2007. He deployed twice to Central Command Area of Operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He commissioned through the Marine Enlisted College Education Program (MECEP) Graduating from the University of Maryland College Park in 2016, with a bachelor’s degree in Military History and diplomacy, graduated from Norwich University in 2019 with a Master’s degree in United States military history. He deployed... read more

      05/27/2021


    • 34 [1/2] - Michael Gannon - Below the Surface

      Michael Gannon grew up in Dayton, Ohio and enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2007. He deployed twice to Central Command Area of Operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He commissioned through the Marine Enlisted College Education Program (MECEP) Graduating from the University of Maryland College Park in 2016, with a bachelor’s degree in Military History and diplomacy, graduated from Norwich University in 2019 with a Master’s degree in United States military history. He deployed... read more

      05/27/2021


    • The Trident Room Podcast - 39 - Dr. Marigee Bacolod, Maj. Alex Ryan and Others - Manpower Economics and the USMC

      Senior Producer of The Trident Room Podcast, Mike Wish. sits down and has a conversation with Marigee Bacolod. Maj Rob Wells, Alex W. Ryan and students of NPS.

      This episode was recorded on May 13, 2021.

      MARIGEE BACOLOD contributes to two key areas in labor economics: skills and its rewards in the labor market, and economics of education, including applications to the U.S. military. For instance, Marigee studies skill returns in local labor markets, the gender wage gap, teacher... read more

      05/13/2021


    • 17 [2/2] – Marcus Antonellis – The Space SWO

      Episode 17, Segment 2 of 2 - Marcus Antonellis – The Space SWO
      Trident Room Host Luke Goorsky sits down and gets to know NPS student and fellow host, Marcus Antonellis. They discuss what it is like to be a Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) specializing in Space Systems Operations.
      This episode was recorded on May 10, 2021.

      MARCUS ANTONELLIS is pursuing a Master's Degree in Military Space Systems Operations at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. He is a current Naval Officer... read more

      05/10/2021


    • 17 [1/2] – Marcus Antonellis – SWO 101

      Episode 17, Segment 1 of 2 - Marcus Antonellis – SWO 101
      Trident Room Host Luke Goorsky sits down and gets to know NPS student and fellow host, Marcus Antonellis. They discuss what inspired him to produce a podcast and the duties of a Surface Warfare Officer (SWO).
      This episode was recorded on May 10, 2021.

      MARCUS ANTONELLIS is pursuing a Master's Degree in Military Space Systems Operations at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. He is a current Naval Officer and graduate... read more

      05/10/2021


    • 16 - Capt. Ben Cohen - Sustainability and the Military

      Episode 16 - Capt. Ben Cohen – Sustainability and the Military
      Trident Room Host Marcus Antonellis sits down and has a conversation with U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Ben Cohen. They discuss the benefits and capabilities of hybrid airships and the importance of introducing sustainable farming on military bases.
      This episode was recorded on April 30, 2021.

      CAPTAIN BEN COHEN is pursuing Master Degrees in Defense Analysis and Applied Design for Innovation at the Naval Postgraduate School.... read more

      04/30/2021


    • 16 - Capt. Ben Cohen - Sustainability and the Military

      Episode 16 - Capt. Ben Cohen – Sustainability and the Military
      Trident Room Host Marcus Antonellis sits down and has a conversation with U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Ben Cohen. They discuss the benefits and capabilities of hybrid airships and the importance of introducing sustainable farming on military bases.
      This episode was recorded on April 30, 2021.

      CAPTAIN BEN COHEN is pursuing Master Degrees in Defense Analysis and Applied Design for Innovation at the Naval Postgraduate School.... read more

      04/30/2021


    • 25 [1/3] - John J. Hammerer - Principles of War

      25 [1/3] - John J. Hammerer - Principles of War
      The Trident Room Podcast host Marcus Antonellis sits down with John J Hammerer – they discuss the real-world challenges of air and missile defense and the initiation of The Meyer Scholar Program.
      This episode was recorded on April 23, 2021.

      John Hammerer is the Chair, Integrated Air and Missile Defense at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Previously he served as a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Naval Analyses, the Navy’s... read more

      04/23/2021


    • 25 [3/3] - John J. Hammerer – The World of Combat Systems

      25 [3/3] - John J. Hammerer - The World of Combat Systems
      The Trident Room Podcast host Marcus Antonellis sits down with John J Hammerer – they discuss the real-world challenges of air and missile defense and the initiation of The Meyer Scholar Program.
      This episode was recorded on April 23, 2021.

      John Hammerer is the Chair, Integrated Air and Missile Defense at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Previously he served as a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Naval Analyses,... read more

      04/23/2021


    • 25 [2/3] - John J. Hammerer – The Meyer Scholar Program

      25 [2/3] - John J. Hammerer - The Meyer Scholar Program
      The Trident Room Podcast host Marcus Antonellis sits down with John J Hammerer – they discuss the real-world challenges of air and missile defense and the initiation of The Meyer Scholar Program.
      This episode was recorded on April 23, 2021.

      John Hammerer is the Chair, Integrated Air and Missile Defense at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Previously he served as a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Naval Analyses, the... read more

      04/23/2021


    • 18 [1/2] - LtCol. Michelle Macander – Courage, Cocktail Napkins and Something Blue

      Episode 18, Segment 1 of 2 - LtCol. Michelle Macander – Courage, Cocktail Napkins and Something Blue
      Trident Room Host Michael Gannon sits down with the 1st Female group combat commander for the US Marine Corps -- LtCol. Michelle Macander. They talk about what it’s really like to be, “the first” and Marine life after the repeal of the, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in the military.
      This episode was recorded on April 22, 2021.

      LIEUTENANT COLONEL MACANDER is from Clifton... read more

      04/22/2021


    • 18 [2/2] - LtCol. Michelle Macander – BE ALL YOU CAN BE

      Episode 18, Segment 2 of 2 - LtCol. Michelle Macander – BE ALL YOU CAN BE
      Trident Room Host Michael Gannon sits down with the 1st Female group combat commander for the US Marine Corps -- LtCol. Michelle Macander. They discuss stepping out of your comfort zone and the impact of great mentors.
      This episode was recorded on April 22, 2021.

      LIEUTENANT COLONEL MACANDER is from Clifton Park, NY and earned a Bachelor's of Science in International Affairs from Georgia Tech in December of... read more

      04/22/2021


    • 15 [1/2] - Sherman Neal II - The Battle for Change

      Episode 15, Segment 1 of 2 - Sherman Neal II - The Battle for Change
      Trident Room Host Michael Gannon sits down and has a conversation with change advocate Sherman Neal II. In this episode, Sherman talks about his passion for advocacy that began in the third grade, the importance of change and Robert E. Lee.
      This episode was recorded on April 5, 2021.

      Sherman Neal II is an assistant football coach at Murray State University and student at the University of Miami School of Law pursuing... read more

      04/05/2021


    • 15 [2/2] - Sherman Neal II - Textbooks and the Truth

      Episode 15, Segment 2 of 2 - Sherman Neal II - Textbooks and the Truth
      Trident Room Host Michael Gannon sits down and has a conversation with change advocate Sherman Neal II. In this episode, Sherman talks about the importance of the truth and education.
      This episode was recorded on April 5, 2021.

      Sherman Neal II is an assistant football coach at Murray State University and student at the University of Miami School of Law pursuing a Masters in Law (LL.M.). Prior to joining Murray State,... read more

      04/05/2021


    • 13 - Sense 21: Do You Want to Make a Difference?

      Episode 13 - Sense 21: Do You Want to Make a Difference?
      Trident Room Host Mike Wish sits down with Distinguished Professor Dr. Peter Denning and Vice President of the Alumni Association and Foundation Col. Todd Lyons. Mike dives deeper into their upcoming course Sense 21, short for “Designing a New Engineering Common Sense for the 21st Century.”
      This episode was recorded on March 26, 2021.

      COLONEL (RET.) TODD LYONS, USMC serves as the Vice President for the NPS Alumni... read more

      03/26/2021


    • 14 [1/2] - Steven Lindsey - An Astronaut Walks into a Bar...

      Episode 14, Segment 1 of 2 - Steven Lindsey - An Astronaut Walks into a Bar...
      Trident Room Host Mike Wish sits down and has a drink with former NASA astronaut Steven Lindsey. They discuss Lindsey’s background and the path that led to his career as an astronaut.
      This episode was recorded on March 25, 2021.

      STEVEN LINDSEY was commissioned a second lieutenant at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1982. In 1983, after receiving his pilot wings at Reese... read more

      03/25/2021


    • 14 [2/2] - Steven Lindsey - Space Inspiration

      Episode 14, Segment 2 of 2 - Steven Lindsey - Space Inspiration
      Trident Room Host Mike Wish sits down and has a drink with former NASA astronaut Steven Lindsey. They discuss, “the overview effect”, space wine and the future of tourism.
      This episode was recorded on March 25, 2021.

      STEVEN LINDSEY was commissioned a second lieutenant at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1982. In 1983, after receiving his pilot wings at Reese Air Force Base, Texas, he... read more

      03/25/2021


    • 21 - Vice Adm. Peter Daly - Why Not Ask?

      Trident Room Host Marcus Antonellis sits down and has a conversation with Chief Executive Officer of the United States Naval Institute, VADM Peter Daly. In this episode, Daly talks about his passion for leadership and education.
      This episode was recorded on March 19, 2021.

      Peter Daly is the Chief Executive Officer of the United States Naval Institute, one of the most respected professional associations and thought leaders in the United States. Comprising almost 50,000 members, the... read more

      03/19/2021


    • 12 - Col. Randy Pugh - ATHENA and Your Thesis

      Episode 12 - Col. Randy Pugh - ATHENA and Your Thesis
      Trident Room host Mike Wish sits down and has a drink with Senior Marine and NPS Alumni Col. Randy Pugh.
      This episode was recorded on March 08, 2021.

      Randy Pugh was born in Annapolis, Maryland. He enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1988 and served briefly as a combat engineer until his appointment to the United States Naval Academy. He graduated USNA in May 1994. He has spent the majority of his career as a Signals Intelligence... read more

      03/08/2021


    • 11 [1/2] - Southsides with Dr. Whiteside

      Episode 11, Segment 1 of 2 - Southsides with Dr. Whiteside

      NPS Students Mike Morris and Brian Pajarillo sit down and have a drink with co-author of The Isis Reader – Dr. Craig Whiteside.

      This episode was recorded on August 19, 2020.

      Dr. Craig Whiteside is an associate professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College as part of the resident program, Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He is a senior associate with NWC’s Center on Irregular... read more

      08/19/2020


    • 11 [2/2] - Dr. Whiteside - Defining the Grey Zones

      Episode 11, Segment 2 of 2 - Defining the Grey Zone

      NPS Students Mike Morris and Brian Pajarillo sit down and have a drink with co-author of The Isis Reader – Dr. Craig Whiteside.

      This episode was recorded on August 19, 2020.

      Dr. Craig Whiteside is an associate professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College as part of the resident program, Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He is a senior associate with NWC’s Center on Irregular Warfare and... read more

      08/19/2020


    • 07 - Major John Cocomazzi - The Old-Fashioned and the Old Roommates

      Episode 07 - Major John Cocomazzi - The Old-Fashioned and the Old Roommates

      NPS Student Mike Morris sits down and has an Old-Fashioned with recent NPS graduate Major John Cocomazzi. They discuss his NPS experience, where he is going next and, the importance of improving international relations.

      This episode was recorded on June 29, 2020.

      Segment 1 of 3 – The Old-Fashioned and The Old Roommates - [1:00]

      Segment 2 of 3 – Improving International Relations - [32:16]

      Major John... read more

      07/29/2020


    • 10 [2/2] - Dr. Michael A. Glosny - The Threat of the Other

      Episode 10, Segment 2 of 2 - Dr. Michael A. Glosny - The Threat of the Other

      NPS student Mike Morris sits down and has a drink with East Asian Policy Advisor, Dr. Michael A. Glosny. They discuss managing the most complex geo-political relationship in the last century.

      This episode was recorded on July 20, 2020.

      Part I – Academia, China and The Cubs

      Part II – The Threat of the Other

      Dr. Michael A. Glosny is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of National Security Affairs ... read more

      07/20/2020


    • 10 [1/2] - Dr. Michael A. Glosny - Academia, China and the Cubs

      Episode 10, Segment 1 of 2 - Dr. Michael A. Glosny - Academia, China and the Cubs

      NPS student Mike Morris sits down and has a drink with East Asian Policy Advisor, Dr. Michael A. Glosny. They discuss managing the most complex geo-political relationship in the last century.

      This episode was recorded on July 20, 2020.

      Part I – Academia, China and The Cubs

      Part II – The Threat of the Other

      Dr. Michael A. Glosny is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of National Security... read more

      07/20/2020


    • 08 - Major Jonathan Fagins - The Art of Persistence and Self-Discipline

      Episode 08 - Major Jonathan Fagins - The Art of Persistence and Self-Discipline

      NPS student Joe Novak sits down and has a drink with U.S. Army Special Forces Officer and NPS Alumnus Major Jonathan Fagins. They discuss how his persistence and self-discipline shaped his success, nuclear weapons, and the importance of enjoying the now.

      This episode was recorded on July 16, 2020.

      Segment 1 of 3 – The Art of Persistence and Self-Discipline - [1:00]

      Segment 2 of 3 – The Nuclear and... read more

      07/16/2020


    • 06 - Paul Rasmussen - A Paperboy, the Sizzler and the Navy

      Episode 06 - Paul Rasmussen - A Paperboy, the Sizzler and the Navy

      NPS student Mike Morris sits down and has a drink with NPS Department Program Officer Paul Rasmussen, and they discuss his technique of adjusting to the current pandemic, his time at NPS, and why he joined the Navy.

      This episode was recorded on July 10, 2020.

      Segment 1 of 3 – Adjusting Education During a Pandemic - [1:00]

      Segment 2 of 3 – Taking Flight and Focusing Education - [21:40]

      Segment 3 of 3 – A... read more

      07/10/2020


    • 03 - Prof. Mara Orescanin - Oceanography and the Navy

      Episode 03 - Prof. Orescanin - Oceanography and the Navy

      NPS student Joe Novak sits down and has a drink with oceanographer Professor Mara Orescanin. They discuss oceanography, her drone research, and her passion for engaging students in critical thinking.

      This episode was recorded on June 30, 2020.

      Segment 1 of 3 – Oceanography and the Navy - [2:06]

      Segment 2 of 3 – Scientific Research and Drones - [20:45]

      Segment 3 of 3 – Stem and The Fleet - [time stamp]

      Prof. Mara... read more

      06/30/2020


    • 04 - Dr. Jennifer Heissel - Family Elements and the DoD

      Episode 04 - Dr. Heissel - Family Elements and the DoD

      NPS student Joe Novak sits down and has a drink with Dr. Jennifer Heissel. They discuss her recent research examining how parental support policies like childcare and parental leave affect new parents’ work performance and health.

      This episode was recorded on June 30, 2020.

      Segment 1 of 2 – NPS and Publishing Research - [1:18]

      Segment 2 of 2 – Family Elements and the DoD - [24:50]

      Dr. Jennifer Heissel received her... read more

      06/30/2020


    • 05 - Ryan Tice - The Rise of the Arctic

      Episode 05 - Ryan Tice - The Rise of the Arctic

      NPS Student Mike Morris sits down and has a drink with Ryan Tice, and they discuss the rise of the arctic, the importance of integration in the Navy classroom, and the skill of empathy.

      This episode was recorded on June 30, 2020.

      Segment 1 of 3 – The Rise of the Arctic - [12:16]

      Segment 2 of 3 – The Importance of Naval Integration - [26:20]

      Segment 3 of 3 – Empathy: A Core Leadership Trait - [56:52]

      Ryan is a career... read more

      06/30/2020


    • 09 - Dr. Jim Newman - The Overview Effect

      Episode 09 - Dr. Jim Newman - The Overview Effect

      NPS student Joe Novak sits down and has a drink with former astronaut Dr. Jim Newman. They discuss where the future of space is heading and what it is really like to see earth from space.

      This episode was recorded on June 23, 2020.

      Segment 1: The Future of Space (00:00:47)

      Segment 2: The Overview Effect (00:32:02)

      After graduating from Rice University in 1984, Dr. Newman did an additional year of post-doctoral work at Rice. In... read more

      06/23/2020


    • 02 - Matthew Taranto - The Uniqueness of an NPS Ph.D.

      Episode 02 - Taranto - The Uniqueness of an NPS Ph.D.

      NPS student Joe Novak sits down and has a drink with Matthew Taranto and discusses what makes the NPS Ph.D. program unique, aerospace physiology in the Air Force, and the gift of education.

      This episode was recorded on June 23, 2020.

      Segment 1 of 3 – The Uniqueness of an NPS PhD - [1:00]

      Segment 2 of 3 – Aerospace, HSI, and the Air Force - [17:00]

      Segment 3 of 3 – The Gift of an Education - [43:13]

      Matthew T.... read more

      06/23/2020


    • 01 - Dr. Narducci - Quantum Physics and the Navy

      Episode 01 - Dr. Narducci - Quantum Physics and the Navy

      NPS Student Joe Novak sits down and has a coffee with second-generation physicist Dr. Frank Narducci, and they discuss his mission of incorporating quantum physics into Navy practices. In this episode, Dr. Narducci talks about his early days of physics and his relationship with his physicist father.

      This episode was recorded on May 8, 2020.

      Segment 1 of 3 – Life as a Second-Generation Physicist - [1:00]

      Segment 2 of 3... read more

      05/08/2020