Celebrating our Heritage Months includes information and stories about our alumni and how their values and identities transformed over their time as midshipmen, serving as Navy and Marine Corps officers, and developing into the leaders they are today.

February: Black History Month
A celebration that dates to 1926 observed by presidents beginning with Gerald Ford. As an alumni community, we celebrate the achievements of our Black alumni and the milestones they have reached in service to this nation. Learn more.
March: Women’s History Month
The U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1980 was the first class to commission female officers and since then, our female alumni have served with distinction in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and assumed positions of exceptional leadership in command, citizenship and government. Learn more.
May: Asian American and Pacific Islander History Month
The month of May denotes several events in Asian American and Pacific Islander history, including the immigration of the first Japanese people to the United States 7 May 1843. The AAPI communities have roots that span the globe, their success stories are uniquely American. Learn more.

June: Pride Month
Pride Month is currently recognized each year in the month of June and promotes strides in a diverse and inclusive military that promotes national security. Pride Month celebrates what each diverse group brings to the U.S. Naval Academy and the Fleet and the accomplishments and contributions of the LGBT community to the military and civilian sectors. The Department of Defense began observing Pride Month in 2012. Learn more.
September-October: National Hispanic Heritage Month
Each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month from 15 September through 15 October is observed. We honor the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society, especially here at the U.S. Naval Academy. Learn more.