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#027-16 Graduation – Class of 2016

  POSTED ON: Friday, May 27, 2016 10:56 AM by mediarelations@usna.edu

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
(as of May 25, 2016)

TOTAL GRADUATES.................1076
Men.....................811
Women...................265

COMMISSIONS:

Navy Ensigns:
Men..............583
Women............205
Total............788

Marine Corps - 2nd Lieutenants
Men...............210
Women.............46
Total.............256

Interservice Commissions
U.S. Air Force..............1
U.S. Coast Guard............1

Graduating but not commissioned..............9
Graduating but delayed commissioning.........6 (3 USMC, 3 Navy)


Foreign Officers............15
Foreign national students graduating are from the following countries:
Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Costa Rica (2), El Salvador, Gabon (2), Guyana, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.


TOTAL INDUCTED IN CLASS OF 2016 ON INDUCTION DAY, June 28, 2012: 1,211

  • Men................... 917
  • Women................. 294


TOP GRADUATES

  1. Thomas Joseph Wester of Brookfield, Wisconsin, is a mathematics major. He will commission as a Navy ensign.
  2. Timothy Edward Tracey of Omaha, Nebraska, is a mechanical engineering major. He will commission as a Marine Corps second lieutenant.
  3. Ian Edward Shaw of Temecula, California, is a mathematics major. He will commission as a Navy ensign.

ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS
Winning percentages for the year (as of May 24): .650 (297 wins, 160 losses and 7 ties)

FACULTY

  • Civilians................288
  • Military.................238
  • TOTAL....................526

ALUMNI
Since 1845, approximately 83,600 midshipmen have graduated from the Naval Academy (including the Class of 2016).
Since 1980, more than 4,800 women (including the Class of 2016) have graduated from the Naval Academy.

GRADUATION CEREMONY
This is the 166th traditional graduation ceremony.

GRADUATION SPEAKER
Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter will deliver the graduation address to the Class of 2016.

HONORARY GRADUATES
The Honorary members of the Class of 2016 are:

  • Gunnery Sgt. Elizabeth Abbott, Brigade Drill Master and 6thCompany Senior Enlisted Leader at the United States Naval Academy
  • Mr. Dave Brandt, Navy men’s soccer coach
  • Mr. James McNally, head coach for Navy Boxing

ESTIMATE OF ATTENDANCE

  • Outdoors..........30,000
  • Indoors...........5,700

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