Commissioning Week 2013

General Information (Provided by USNA)

GRADUATION
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

TOTAL GRADUATES: 1047

Men: 841
Women: 206 

COMMISSIONS:                

Navy Ensigns:

Men: 603
Women: 161
Total: 764 

Marine Corps - 2nd Lieutenants

Men: 223
Women:41
Total: 264

Air Force - 2nd Lieutenant

Men: 3
Women: 0
Total: 3 

Graduating but not commissioned: 4 

Foreign Officers: 16

Foreign national students graduating are from the following countries:

Belize (2), Georgia (3), Guatemala, Korea, Lebanon, Montenegro, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, and Tunisia        

OTHER RACES AND ETHNIC GROUPS
(the number in parenthesis is the number of women in each group) 

Hispanic: 138 (36) (includes Puerto Rico)     
Asian American: 43 (11) (Asian, Pacific Islander, Filipino)
Native American: 4 (1)
African American: 65 (17)
Multiple Ethnicities: 74 (14)

Note: These include those who selected more than one ethnicity or race, including Asian, Native American, African American, Black, Pacific Islander:

Asian/White: 44 (8)
Asian/African American: 4 (1)
African American/White: 11 (3)
Native American/White or African American: 15 (2)   

TOTAL INDUCTED IN CLASS OF 2012 ON INDUCTION DAY, July 1, 2009:  1,251 

Men: 998
Women: 253

TOP GRADUATES 

#1 Christopher Dean Galvin of Austin, Texas, is a mechanical engineering major. He will be commissioned as a Navy ensign and will train as a submariner. 

#2 Matthew Paul Christian of Matthews, N.C., is a mechanical engineering major. He will be commissioned as a Navy ensign and will attend the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences after graduation. 

#3 Max Cullen Van Benthem of Albuquerque, N.M., is a mechanical engineering major. He will commission as a Navy ensign and will train as a Navy pilot. 

ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Winning percentages for year (as of May 21): .653 (295 wins, 162 losses and 4 ties)

FACULTY 

Civilians - 287           

Military - 221

TOTAL - 508

ALUMNI

Since 1845, approximately 79,900 midshipmen have graduated from the Naval Academy (including the Class of 2013).

Since 1980, more than 4,100 women (including the Class of 2013) have graduated from the Naval Academy. 

GRADUATION CEREMONY

This is the 163rd traditional graduation ceremony.  Since graduation ceremonies moved to the stadium in 1966, ceremonies were moved indoors by inclement weather in 1976 and 1987. 

GRADUATION SPEAKER

President Barack H. Obama will deliver the graduation address to the Class of 2013. 

HONORARY GRADUATES

The Honorary members of the Class of 2013 are: 

Professor Mary DeCredico, History

Midshipman Austin Zalik, in memoriam

Mr. James Carrier, Blue and Gold Officer and Naval Academy Enthusiast

Mr. Brendan Fischer, Friend to midshipmen and loyal Naval Academy fan                                  

ESTIMATE OF ATTENDANCE 

Outdoors: 30,000

Indoors: 5,700

Source: USNA Public Affairs Office

More information:

Remarks by President Barack Obama

Electronic Press Kit

Ceremony Video Coverage

Pentagon Channel

Navy All-Access

Photo Galleries

Commissioning Week Photo Gallery

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Graduation/Commissioning:

Prizes and Awards Ceremony:

Color Honoree Reception:

Color Parade:

Silent Drill Team:

 

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