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Supervisory U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer in Miami Earns Security Master’s Degree from Naval Postgraduate School

Release Date: 
April 3, 2017

MONTEREY, Calif. – Deanna Kralick, Supervisory U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer for the Miami/Tampa Field Office, completed a Master of Arts Degree in Security Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security March 31.

Group photo of the Naval Postgraduate School graduates

Kralick has been with U.S. Customs and Border Protection for the last ten years beginning her career at the Miami Seaport. She currently serves as a Supervisor for the Miami Tactical Analytical Unit, which handles intelligence report production and incident research for the state of Florida. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Miami and continues to enjoy South Florida with her husband and two children, residing in Miramar, Florida.

During the 18-month online and in-residence program, Kralick collaborated with homeland security officials from across the nation on current policy, strategy and organizational design challenges.Twenty-eight CHDS students participated in the ceremony. They represent a snapshot of the homeland security profession, including professionals from the fields of homeland security, emergency management law enforcement, fire service, public health education and city/county government.

CHDS, located at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), is the nation’s homeland security educator. Master’s degree students develop critical thinking, leadership and policy skills during a rigorous 18-month program. Each graduate completes a thesis on a current issue facing her jurisdiction. These theses often translate into policy and practice. The CHDS is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Preparedness Directorate, within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). (For information, visit

ABOUT NPS: The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School is to provide unique advanced education and research programs in order to increase the combat effectiveness of the U.S. and Allied armed forces as well as enhance the security of the United States.  For information, visit

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February 3, 2021