Motto Ex scientia tridens
Motto in English From knowledge, seapower
Established 10 October 1845
Type Federal military academy
Superintendent VADM Michael H. Miller
Location Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.
Campus Naval base, 338 acres (137 ha)
Athletics Varsity, club, and intramural programs
Mascot Bill the Goat
Founded in 1845 by Secretary of the Navy, George Bancroft, the Academy started as the Naval School on 10 acres of old Fort Severn in Annapolis. Since then, the history of the Naval Academy has reflected the history of the United States. As our country has changed culturally and technologically, so has the Naval Academy. In only a few decades, the Navy has moved from a fleet of sail and steam-powered ships to a high-tech fleet with nuclear-powered submarines and surface ships and supersonic aircraft. The Academy has changed, too, giving midshipmen the up-to-date academic and professional training they need to be effective naval officers in their assignments after graduation.
Every day, as the undergraduate college of the naval service, the United States Naval Academy strives to accomplish its mission to develop midshipmen “morally, mentally, and physically.”
From the United States Naval Academy website.
We thank all that have and will serve in harms way.
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