I’m finding it surprisingly easier to do all of the academy stuff…besides asking people for recommendations and crap nothing else seems as stressful…
June 6, 1929. Annapolis, Md. “Graduation, U.S. Naval Academy.” Midshipmen doing the traditional cap-toss. Harris & Ewing glass negative.
July 6, 1976: U.S. Naval Academy Begin to Admit Women
On this day in 1976, The United States Naval Academy began to accept women as midshipmen after President Gerald Ford signed a bill that authorized the admission of women to all the service academies.
As a result, the Naval Academy accepted 81 women as midshipmen. Later, in May of 1980, Elizabeth Anne Rowe became the first woman to graduate from the academy. Today, women make up about 20 percent of students at the Naval Academy.
Learn more about the history of women in the Navy with FRONTLINE’s “The Navy Blues.”
Photo: The Class of 1980, shown at their swearing in ceremony in 1976. (United States Naval Academy)
I will be studying abroad in England this year. I have not been assigned a BGO and I’m thinking I will just ask my RD if I should just have the overseas BGO or figure it out with the BGO from my state, assuming there will be one.
Officially a candidate, woohoo!
Let the games begin.
Forgot to mention: sent in my prelim app yesterday. Trying to get everything done as early as possible this time. Wish I had decided in April or May though :/