There are many ways that we as graduates can give back to the Naval Academy as well as supporting fellow alumni. Below are several ways to do this.
Naval Academy Foundation
Classmates: In support of the Naval Academy Foundation’s identified needs in support of the nation’s premier institution, the Board of Directors met and identified the 4 major areas that our 40th anniversary legacy gift will fund:
- Midshipman Welfare Fund
- Academic Excellence
- Naval Academy Fund (Supe’s discretionary fund)
- Physical Excellence
Past Class Presidents Mark “Turk” Powell and Neal Davidson are the legacy gift fundraising chairs.
A portion of funds raised will go in direct support of the new Physical Mission Center in Ricketts Hall. If we receive our goal, all visitors will enter through the Class of 1983 Lobby/Reception Area. The Physical Mission Center will serve all Midshipmen and will be on the official tour of the Academy. Approximately 2 million people per year will pass through the ’83 Lobby/Reception Area!
Please stand by for further details as fundraising will soon begin in earnest
Blue and Gold Officer
A Blue and Gold Officer (BGO) is a volunteer field representatives of the Department of Admissions. They encourage/guide exceptional individuals to seek a Naval career through the Naval Academy and provide counseling/information to candidates/applicants. Includes a funded trip to Annapolis for training. Select BGO for additional information. Contact the Area Coordinator to get started.
Local Chapter Advisor Program (LCAP)
In 2019 the USNA Alumni Association is piloting the Local Chapter Advisor Program (LCAP) as a new tool for local chapters to engage new Alumni shortly after their graduation/commissioning.
In March members of the class of 2019 who are interested in having Chapter support at their first permanent duty station signed-up as part of their registration in the Alumni Mentoring Program (AMP). Shortly after graduation, our Chapters will be provided the contact information of the forty-seven new officers who have requested advisors. Depending on the community, it may be several weeks or months before they arrive here in San Diego.
Chapter Advisors and new officers mutually drive their relationship. The role of the Chapter Adviser is to assist new officers in all aspects of getting around and settled into living and working at their first permanent duty station. This can include the basics such as lodging and commute, auto, transport and parking, and local protocols for liberty/activities/partying/dating. The Chapter Adviser may assist with networking and local contacts, engage new officers in Chapter events and activities, sporting events, dinners and gatherings, guest speakers’ events, and other ad-hoc events and activities.
In getting started Chapter Advisors will be asked to contact new officer(s) assigned directly via phone and follow-up email shortly after pairing. They will ascertain how they can help and tailors the relationship to the needs of the new officer. It is suggested that they host a welcome dinner or lunch upon their arrival. It is encouraged that the advisers introduce the new officers to the Chapter network, contacts, activities/events, etc. Finally, the Chapter Advisers will be asked to provide feedback on the program.
Contact your local chapter if interested. Find a Chapter
Alumni Mentoring Program (AMP)
The Alumni Mentoring Program (AMP) was formally established in 2012 as the 50th Legacy Gift of the Class of 1969. AMP promotes the USNA culture of alumni helping alumni to achieve “the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government.” Alumni from all classes are encouraged to participate as volunteer mentors or protégés or both. These mentors and protégés (more than 3,800 as of 1 May 2019), matched through an e-mentoring on-line platform, engage in meaningful, confidential discussions about today’s challenges, career and life planning, goal setting and moving forward toward a higher level of achievement. Find out More