Naval Academy Class of 2012 Chooses First Ships

Story Number: NNS120203-13Release Date: 2/3/2012 3:42:00 PM
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By Jessica Clark, U.S. Naval Academy Public Affairs

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (NNS) -- More than 250 future surface warfare officers (SWO) in the Naval Academy's Class of 2012 chose their first ships during a ceremony in Mahan Hall, Feb. 2.

Ship selection is one of the most significant events for the senior class. Senior SWO leaders from around the fleet attend the ceremony, joining ship commanding officers, executive officers and command master chiefs in welcoming the Navy's future ensigns into the surface warfare community.

The midshipmen choose their ships according to their order of merit, which takes into account their academic performance, physical fitness and professionalism throughout their four years at the Naval Academy.

Listed are the top ten midshipmen from the 2012 Surface Warfare Community and the ships and homeports they chose.

Midshipman 1st Class Michael Haydell
USS Momsen (DDG 92) in Everett, Wash.

Midshipman 1st Class Thomas Paul
USS Chafee (DDG 90) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Midshipman 1st Class Tyler Reed
USS Green Bay (LPD 20) in San Diego

Midshipman 1st Class Patrick Yu
USS Mustin (DDG 89) in Yokosuka, Japan

Midshipman 1st Class Ros Lary
USS Mustin (DDG 89) in Yokosuka, Japan

Midshipman 1st Class Katherine Bollino
USS Carney (DDG 64) in Mayport, Fla.

Midshipman 1st Class Anand Jantzen
USS Mustin (DDG 89) in Yokosuka, Japan

Midshipman 1st Class Erin Jedlicka
USS Shoup (DDG 86) in Everett, Wash.

Midshipman 1st Class Matthew Hein
USS McCampbell (DDG 85) in Yokosuka, Japan

Midshipman 1st Class Coria Buck
USS Dewey (DDG 105) in San Diego

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