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STATEMENT BY THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY’S DEAN OF ADMISSIONS

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:18 PM by mediarelations@usna.edu

The following is attributable to Bruce Latta, U.S. Naval Academy Dean of Admissions:

Over the weekend, a now-former member of the United States Naval Academy Alumni Association Board of Trustees made vulgar statements in reference to Naval Academy admissions and the admissions process at the United States Naval Academy.

To clarify, that alumnus was not an employee of the U.S. Naval Academy, nor was he a member of the Naval Academy’s Admissions Board; he was not involved in any way in the admissions process or decision-making on candidate offers of admission.

He was not a Blue and Gold Officer.

To reiterate the words of Superintendent Vice Adm. Sean Buck, we cannot tolerate racism or bigotry of any kind within our U.S. Naval Academy family — it completely violates our Navy’s core values, and does not support the Naval Academy mission.

We have and will continue to work with great pride to reach out to every eligible and competitive young person across the United States -- regardless of race, gender or socioeconomic background -- and do our absolute best to provide them a path toward gaining admission to the United States Naval Academy and/or obtaining a commission as an officer in the Naval Service. Everyone is, and will be, treated with dignity and respect.

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Category: General Interest