Dothan native graduates from U.S. Naval Academy

Will Vincent

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Will Vincent of Dothan successfully completed four years of challenging academic, physical, and professional military training, graduating May 22 from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in nuclear engineering and a commission as a Navy ensign.

He is a graduate of Houston Academy.

At the Naval Academy, he was a member of 22nd Company.

Founded in 1845, the Naval Academy now is a four-year service academy that prepares midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically to be officers in the Navy or Marine Corps.

More than 4,400 men and women represen-ting every state in the U.S. and several foreign countries make up the student body, known as the Brigade of Midshipmen.

U.S. News and World Report recognized the Naval Academy as a Top Five undergraduate engineering school and a Top 20 best liberal arts college.

Midshipmen learn from military and civilian instructors and participate in intercollegiate varsity sports and extracurricular activities. They also study subjects such as leadership, ethics, small arms, drill, seamanship and navigation, tactics, naval engineering and weapons, and military law.

Each year, about 1,200 young men and women are admitted to the Naval Academy’s incoming class.

The academy’s more than 81,000 alumni include one president, 21 members of Congress, five governors, 73 Medal of Honor recipients, two Nobel Prize laureates, 52 astronauts and 4,000 admirals and generals.

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