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Graduation 2010

HeyJoe

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100528-N-8273J-356 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 28, 2010) Newly commissioned officers from the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2010 celebrate the conclusion of their graduation and commissioning ceremony with the traditional hat toss at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. The Class of 2010 graduated 755 ensigns and 257 Marine Corps 2nd lieutenants. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini Jones Vanderwyst/Released)
 

desertoasis

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I know that guy! Front and center dude...I went to middle school and high school with him. He's a great guy, not going aviation but I won't hold it against him.
 

HeyJoe

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100528-N-7029R-042 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 28, 2010) Midshipmen march onto the field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium during the U.S. Naval Academy 2010 graduation and commissioning ceremony. The Class of 2010 graduated 755 ensigns and 257 Marine Corps 2nd lieutenants. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alexia Riveracorrea/Released)



100528-N-7029R-098 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 28, 2010) Midshipmen stand at attention as the guest speakers take the stage during the U.S. Naval Academy 2010 graduation and commissioning ceremony. The Class of 2010 graduated 755 ensigns and 257 Marine Corps 2nd lieutenants at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alexia Riveracorrea/Released)



100528-N-8273J-120 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 28, 2010) Midshipmen take the oath of office during the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2010 graduation and commissioning ceremony at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. The Class of 2010 graduated 755 ensigns and 257 Marine Corps 2nd lieutenants. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini Jones Vanderwyst/Released)
 

HeyJoe

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100528-N-3857R-289 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 28, 2010) A Marine Corps graduate is congratulated by a fellow Marine after receiving his diploma during the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2010 graduation and commissioning ceremony. The Class of 2010 graduated 755 ensigns and 257 Marine Corps 2nd lieutenants at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad Runge/Released)



100528-N-3857R-367 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 28, 2010) A midshipman celebrates after receiving her diploma during the U.S. Naval Academy 2010 graduation and commissioning ceremony. The Class of 2010 graduated 755 ensigns and 257 Marine Corps 2nd lieutenants at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad Runge/Released)



100528-N-3857R-467 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 28, 2010) Midshipmen cheer during the U.S. Naval Academy 2010 graduation and commissioning ceremony. The Class of 2010 graduated 755 ensigns and 257 Marine Corps 2nd lieutenants at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad Runge/Released)
 

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100528-N-3857R-337 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 28, 2010) A Marine Corps graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2010 celebrates after receiving her diploma during the 2010 graduation and commissioning ceremony. The Class of 2010 graduated 755 ensigns and 257 Marine Corps 2nd lieutenants at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad Runge/Released)



100528-N-3857R-230 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 28, 2010) Marine Corps graduates from the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2010 raise their right hands to take the oath of office during their graduation and commissioning ceremony. The Class of 2010 graduated 755 ensigns and 257 Marine Corps 2nd lieutenants at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad Runge/Released)



100528-N-3857R-122 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 28, 2010) Midshipmen cheer as the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform a flyby during the 2010 graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The Class of 2010 graduated 755 ensigns and 257 Marine Corps 2nd lieutenants. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad Runge/Released)
 

zippy

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When did the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation become standard flare for USNA, and what did it get awarded for? Being the best Naval Academy in the Navy ( the whole "either valorous or meritorious achievement compared to other units performing similar service"), or just something to replace the GWOT ribbon?
 

LazersGoPEWPEW

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When did the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation become standard flare for USNA, and what did it get awarded for? Being the best Naval Academy in the Navy ( the whole "either valorous or meritorious achievement compared to other units performing similar service"), or just something to replace the GWOT ribbon?
I've seen pretty much every USNA bubba down here sporting that new piece, but I am curious what for.
 

jt71582

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I just heard today that the whole Academy got a MUC. A guy in the squadron told me they all got 'em, and he didn't even know why.
 

SynixMan

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NavyTimes said:
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (NNS) -- The Naval Academy received the Meritorious Unit Commendation from the chief of naval personnel (CNP) Dec. 3.

Vice Adm. Mark E. Ferguson, CNP, presented the citation to the more than 4,000-strong Brigade of Midshipmen during a lunchtime ceremony held in the academy's dining facility, King Hall.

The award recognized the academy's significant achievements from June 1, 2007, through Aug. 31, 2008. The Meritorious Unit Commendation recognizes superior mission accomplishment and is comparable to achievements which would merit the presentation of a Bronze Star Medal to an individual.

The award, signed by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead, specifically cited the academy's leadership development and alignment with the fleet; record low plebe-summer attrition; highest graduation rate of any service academy; academic and athletic achievements; community service; diversity outreach efforts; and serving as an institution of national prominence, including hosting the 2007 Annapolis Middle East Peace Conference.

According to Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Jeffrey Fowler, "This award is a testimony of the focus and hard work of the Naval Academy team, exemplified by the professionalism of the Brigade of Midshipmen and the dedication of the great faculty and staff we have at this national institution."

This is the Naval Academy's second Meritorious Unit Commendation. The last time the Naval Academy received the Meritorious Unit Commendation was in 1998.
You can tell they're boat schoolers when they have the McDonalds and two salad bars on bottom, Dennys on top. Might have a khaki combo and SWOter too, technique only.
 

Thisguy

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When did the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation become standard flare for USNA, and what did it get awarded for? Being the best Naval Academy in the Navy ( the whole "either valorous or meritorious achievement compared to other units performing similar service"), or just something to replace the GWOT ribbon?
That's nothing. I went to the ASU AF ROTC commissioning ceremony a week ago and saw underclass cadets with ridiculous amounts of chest candy. The various ribbons were probably given for meritorious achievements such as "Best Deep Throat technique" or "Taking it in the can without a gagball"
 

Swanee

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That's nothing. I went to the ASU AF ROTC commissioning ceremony a week ago and saw underclass cadets with ridiculous amounts of chest candy. The various ribbons were probably given for meritorious achievements such as "Best Deep Throat technique" or "Taking it in the can without a gagball"
My brother's AF ROTC unit at Miami (the real one, in Ohio) wasn't allowed to wear any of their ROTC medals at their commissioning ceremony. Everyone agreed that it would have been gay had they actually done so.
 

MIDNJAC

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My brother's AF ROTC unit at Miami (the real one, in Ohio) wasn't allowed to wear any of their ROTC medals at their commissioning ceremony. Everyone agreed that it would have been gay had they actually done so.
+1.....all we wore at mine was the McDonalds ribbon. We also never wore ROTC ribbons around when off-campus doing official things. Perhaps the AF regs state differently.
 

Thisguy

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My brother's AF ROTC unit at Miami (the real one, in Ohio) wasn't allowed to wear any of their ROTC medals at their commissioning ceremony. Everyone agreed that it would have been gay had they actually done so.
That clears things up a bit. The graduating seniors didn't have any ribbons, but the cadets who were helping out were wearing theirs.
 

DanMa1156

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100528-N-3857R-467 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 28, 2010) Midshipmen cheer during the U.S. Naval Academy 2010 graduation and commissioning ceremony. The Class of 2010 graduated 755 ensigns and 257 Marine Corps 2nd lieutenants at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad Runge/Released)

Neat! My roommate!
 
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