Before beginning a career in the United States Navy, retired Rear Admiral (RADM) David F. Baucom attended Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, where he received a bachelor of science in industrial management in 1981. David Baucom also attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he earned a master’s in acquisition and contract management in 1991.
The Naval Postgraduate School is designed to provide advanced education and programs to train and develop effective officers who are then better equipped to protect the United States. The school offers several research programs, some of which include the use of unique laboratory facilities, allowing students to provide support for Navy/DoD needs.
The Naval Postgraduate School also features research programs that work together with non-federal entities as well as providing fleet support and joint warfare analysis. Students are trained in basic and applied research and are also able to submit their own ideas for research projects through the Naval Research Program Portal.