History & Traditions

Preserving memories and fostering traditions of the alma mater is integral to the mission of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association & Foundation and imperative as we support the Naval Academy in preparing young men and women to become tomorrow's leaders.

In the words of RADM Edward Simpson, Class of 1846, first president of the U.S. Naval Academy Graduates' Association, "The object is to promote kindly feeling and social intercourse among the members and to foster the memories of the alma mater."

Learn more about the notable and diverse lives of the Naval Academy Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Award recipients, read first-hand accounts of sailors and marines in Sea Stories, experience the exciting traditions of the Naval Academy's sports program, and discover the U.S. Navy's rich and fabled history.