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United States Naval Academy

The United States Naval Academy is an undergraduate college in Annapolis, Maryland, United States, that educates and commissions officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps. he Academy often is referred to simply as "Annapolis." It is also called "The Academy," "The Boat School," or "Canoe U." Sports media refer to the Academy as Navy; this usage is officially endorsed. The U.S. Naval Academy was established October 10, 1845.

The United States Naval Academy's campus is located in Annapolis, Maryland, at the confluence of the Severn River and the Chesapeake Bay. Students at the Naval Academy are addressed by their military rank, Midshipman. Upon graduation, most Naval Academy Midshipmen are commissioned as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps and serve a minimum of five years after their commissioning. Foreign midshipmen are commissioned into the armed forces of their native countries.


The mission of the U.S. Naval Academy is: To develop midshipmen morally, mentally and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor and loyalty in order to provide graduates who are dedicated to a career of naval service and have potential for future development in mind and character to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government.

Academy Information

Motto: Ex Scientia Tridens
("From Knowledge, Seapower")
Established: October 10, 1845
Type: Federal military academy
Superintendent: VADM Jeffrey Fowler
Undergraduates: 4,400
Location: Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Campus: 338 acres (1.4 km�)
Colors: Navy Blue and Gold
Mascot: Bill the Goat

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