Kathleen Murphy Graduates U.S. Naval Academy

Kathleen Murphy, a Weston High School graduate, successfully completed four years of challenging academic, physical, and professional military training, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a commission as a U.S. Navy Ensign.

At the academy, Ms. Murphy was a member of the Cross Country and Track and Field Teams.

Founded in 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy is a four-year service academy that prepares midshipmen to be professional officers in the naval service. More than 4,400 men and women representing every state in the U.S. and several foreign countries make up the student body, known as the Brigade of Midshipmen.

U.S. News and World Report has recognized the Naval Academy as a top-five undergraduate engineering school and one of the top 20 liberal arts colleges. Midshipmen learn from military and civilian instructors and participate in intercollegiate varsity sports and extracurricular activities. They also study subjects such as leadership, ethics, small arms, drill, seamanship and navigation, tactics, naval engineering and weapons, and military law.

Upon graduation, midshipmen earn a Bachelor of Science degree in one of 27 different majors and go on to serve at least five years of service as commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps.

The Brigade of Midshipmen is composed of approximately 4,400 students from every state in the union. Each year, approximately 1,200 young men and women are admitted to the Naval Academy’s incoming class.

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