US Naval Academy
Definition/Scope: The mission of US Naval Academy (USNA) is to develop midshipmen morally, mentally and physicaly 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 futur development in mind and character to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government. The Naval Academy was founded in 1845 by the Secretary of the Navy, George Bancroft, in what is now historic Annapolis, MD. The history of the Academy has often reflected the history of the United States itself. As the U.S. Navy has moved from a fleet of sail and steam-powered ships to a high tech fleet of nuclear-powered submarines and surface ships as well as supersonic aircraft, the Academy has changed also. The Naval Academy gives young men and women the up-to-date academic and professional training needed to be effective naval and marine officers in their assignments after graduation. OLD VERSION Undergraduate college of the naval service located at Annapolis, Maryland.
Broader Terms:federal service academies
Narrower Terms:Reserve Officer Training Corps
Related Terms:Air Force Academy