Our participation in these events is a rare privilege. Every minute we spend with these great young people is a treasure --declared Colonel Bill Hamel ’57, USMCR (Ret.), the ALITC coordinator for his Class 

Another Link in the Chain

The Another Link in the Chain program forms bonds and relationships between current midshipmen and members of the 50-year class counterpart throughout the four years on the Yard and beyond. The midshipmen are buoyed and encouraged by the physical presence and moral support of the senior Alumni, and members of the 50-year class counterpart enjoy working with the current midshipmen in their development of Navy and Marine officers.

Beginning in 2000, the Class of 1950, in celebration of their 50th anniversary of graduation, presented gold Ensign/2nd Lt bars inscribed ’50-’00 to the newly commissioned officers of the Class of 2000. Since then, many events have been added to deepen the relationship between the Brigade of Midshipmen and the Alumni Class.

Forging Links in the Chain - Binding and bonding classes through the generations is critical to carrying on the history and traditions of the Naval Academy and its Alumni. From Induction Day to Commissioning and beyond, the 50-year counterpart Class becomes a part of the Naval Academy experience for the Brigade. Participation by the Classes is voluntary. Please contact Noreen Frenaye, Asst. Director, Alumni Special Programs, for more information. 


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