Class History



Date Event
July 1, 1987Induction Day
CLASS HISTORY: In 1987, 1,212 plebes entered the United States Naval Academy. On 29, May 1991, 937 midshipmen graduated; along with 18 delayed graduates, totaling 955. They went into the following services:
Navy: 847
USMC: 96
FN: 6
PD: 0
Aviation Command Screen board choose 48 ’91 graduates (29 Active and 19 Reservists)
Over 150 active Line were selected for Commander.

Events around the Yard during their time as Midshipmen: June 3 – the Class of 1937 memorial is presented to the US Naval Academy. Engraved are the names of the many whose bodies were not recovered for burial. September 30 – After years of debate, Secretary of the Navy James Webb ’68 affirms the current mission statement: To develop Midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically 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 future development in mind and character to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government.
1988 August 18 – Rear Admiral Virgil L. Hill Jr. 1961 becomes Superintendent 1989 August – Naval Academy completes first formal study on the performance of minority midshipmen. Included is a recommendation for an academic intervention program. The Academic Center opens as an intervention program for academically at-risk midshipmen. Dr. Jane Good serves as first director. 1990 May – there is a last minute rush to reprint diplomas printed with “Navel” instead of “Naval,” which were handed out at Graduation and had to be replaced. 1991 Alumni Hall is dedicated. Since Graduation: Our Class' Time on the Yard: - James Webb as SECNAV - Smallest class since Vietnam Era - Herndon Monument Champs: 43:44 still stands! - The 'Kick" – placekicker Frank Schenk won the 1990 Army Navy game with 3 seconds remaining. - Scandal: The Log – “Playmid” Issue (banned by administration) - General Schwarzkopf: delivered our Commencement Address.