35 Years Since First Women Graduated from Naval Academy

35 Years Since First Women Graduated from Naval Academy


MAY 28TH MARKS 35 YEARS SINCE THE FIRST WOMEN GRADUATED FROM THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY. THE MOVEMENT TO ACCEPT WOMEN INTO MILITARY ACADEMIES BEGAN IN 1975, WHEN PRESIDENT GERALD FORD SIGNED A BILL STATING THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMIES WOULD BEGIN ACCEPTING WOMEN IN THE FALL OF 1976. THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY DETERMINED HOW MANY FEMALE MIDSHIPMEN WOULD BE ACCEPTED, BASED ON THE NEEDS OF THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS
AT THAT TIME. WHEN THE ACADEMY’S CLASS OF 1980 WAS INDUCTED IN 1976, IT INCLUDED 81 FEMALE MIDSHIPMEN. TODAY, WOMEN COMPRISE NEARLY 20 PERCENT OF
ENTERING PLEBES, OR FRESHMEN, AT THE ACADEMY AND THEY PURSUE THE SAME ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AS THEIR MALE CLASSMATES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE UNITED STATES
NAVAL ACADEMY, VISIT THEIR WEBSITE.

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  1. God, the things I would do to go to this school but sadly I got denied 5 times because I was not in the top 25% of my Class yet I still got a 3.1 GPA and 26 on my ACT. Now I'm stuck in NIU and this place is the dirt of Universities.

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