US Naval Academy seeks qualified candidates

This week, students at Irmo, Dutch Fork, Chapin, and Spring Hill High Schools had the opportunity to meet with Midshipman 2/C Colin Creighton to discuss the process and requirements for admission to the US Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, MD.

As the undergraduate college of the country’s naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Naval Academy students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy.

They attend the academy tuition free for four years, graduating with bachelor of science degrees and commissions as ensigns in the Navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps. Naval Academy graduates serve at least five years in the Navy or Marine Corps.

As a graduate of Spring Hill HS in his 3rd year at USNA, Midshipman Creighton was able to provide firsthand knowledge and guidance on the application process. He also gave the students insights on the daily life of midshipmen at the Naval Academy.

For more information on USNA and the application process visit