POSTED ON: Friday, March 22, 2019 8:51 AM by Maddie Darbie
This week’s Featured Firstie is MIDN 1/C Jubal Schmit.
He hails from the great city of Everett, Pennsylvania. 1/C Schmit is a Mechanical Engineering major, a 2019 Bowman Scholar and has been selected to serve as a submariner following his master’s degree at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
As a prior enlisted sailor, Jubal served as an enlisted machinist mate for three years. Outside the classroom Jubal is a member of the Navy Men’s Rugby team and likes to spend his time playing golf with his fiancé and teammates.
The academy has provided Jubal the opportunity to make friendships that he hopes will last a lifetime. He says “If it weren’t for the people around me, I would not have been nearly as successful at this institution”. For that reason, Jubal wanted to also recognize his roommates and thank them for helping him get to where he is today:
- Brian Barrett from Dallas, Texas, played offensive lineman on the football team and will be a Surface Warfare officer on USS Cole (DDG 67) following graduation.
- John Gillis from Atlanta, Georgia, played defensive back on the football team, and chose Intelligence for his service assignment.
- Matt Wilcox from Los Gatos, California, plays first baseman on the baseball team, who chose Marine Corps Aviation for his service assignment.