Naval Academy Salutes Annapolis

| October 12, 2012
Share

On Wednesday, the United States Naval Academy presented a Salute to the City of Annapolis with a Brigade of Midshipmen Dress Parade.

Parades and military drill are part of the professional training program directed by the Commandant Midshipmen. In addition to a world-class education, all midshipmen receive more than ,2000 hours of education and training in physical fitness, leadership, seamanship, navigation and other elements of naval science.

Dress parades are also part of the color competition among the Brigade’s 30 companies. The winning company is selected after each semester based on parades and other professional activities, athletics and extracurricular activities, and is honored during Commissioning Week.

The current color company is the 24th Company, whose  guidon is decorated with a blue border.

Today the US Naval Academy celebrates the 237th birthday of the U.S. Navy. The Navy was established by the Continental Congress on October 13, 1775. The Brigade of Midshipman honors our great heritage by presenting a formal pass in review to all Naval officials present.

In recognition of the good neighbor relationship between the Brigade of Midshipman  and the City of Annapolis and its residents, the US Naval Academy salutes the City of Annapolis with a formal parade on Worden Field.  This year, the distinguished reviewers were the Honorable Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland; Admiral Kirkland H. Donald, USN; and the Honorable Joshua J. Cohen, Mayor of the City of Annapolis.

All images © 2012, Glenn A. Miller Photography for Eye On Annapolis.

Share

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Category: Education, Local News, NEWS

About the Author ()

John is the publisher and editor of Eye On Annapolis. As a resident and business owner in Anne Arundel County for more than 15 years, he realized that there was something missing in terms of community news--and Eye On Annapolis was born in late spring 2009. John's background is in the travel industry as a business owner, industry speaker, and travel writer. In terms of blogging and social media, he cut his teeth with MSNBC.com.

Comments are closed.