This Navy officer’s name tag invention is now available for purchase (Ray Kempisty, 13th Co.)

By Geoff Ziezulewicz Saturday, Jan 1 Lt. Mitchell Kempisty has invented a product that keeps coverall nametags from getting curled and wrinkly, and it’s now for sale. (Naval Postgraduate School) Years ago, Navy Lt. Mitchell Kempisty saw a problem that needed fixing. Namely, the name tag on his coveralls kept wrinkling and curling during the rigors of warship life. …

John O’Dwyer’s (5th Co.) home burned down by Colorado wild fires

Pete Flynn (5th Co.) reports that John O’Dwyer’s house burned down in the recent Colorado wildfire. Pete got an email earlier yesterday (January 3rd) from Johnny O that provided a SITREP on to several Frat 5 companymates. Amazing and very thankfully he said they got about 10 minutes warning to evacuate. Said he and wife …

Greg Smith (29th Co.) diagnosed with grade 4 glioblastoma brain cancer

From Vince Balderrama (11th Co.): I received word from Pilar Carpenter, our late classmate Jack Carpenter’s (29th Co) sister, that a fellow classmate, non-grad, Greg Smith [Gregory W. Smith] of 29th Company, was diagnosed with grade 4 glioblastoma brain cancer. They suspect that the tumor had been fast-growing for about two months.Greg sees his surgeons …

BYRON MARCHANT ’78 DEPARTING ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AND FOUNDATION AFTER 13-YEAR TENURE

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Byron Marchant ’78 will depart the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation in Spring 2022 after 13 years as President and CEO. His time as CEO is highlighted by his steady, strategic leadership for the organization through the 2009 recession and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Marchant oversaw the most successful campaign …

Byron Marchant (26th Co.) to Retire as Alumni Association and Foundation President/CEO in 2022

Byron Marchant ’78 will depart the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation in Spring 2022 after 13 years as President and CEO. His time as CEO is highlighted by his steady, strategic leadership for the organization through the 2009 recession and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Marchant oversaw the most successful campaign in Alumni Association …

Kevin O’Keefe’s (26th Co.) Annual Wreath Laying

From Kevin O’Keefe’s Facebook Page: As we have done every year for the last decade, Diane and I organized our hiking group to make the solemn trek to Arlington National Cemetery to support Wreaths Across America by helping to place wreaths on each of the gravesites. Made a special visit to chat with my Dad, …

Updates to Links for Jeff Grogan (30th Co.) Memorials

Classmates, Family, and Friends, The Naval Academy Foundation has arranged for a direct link for making contributions to the C. Jeffrey Grogan Memorial Fund: https://www.usna.com/give/GroganMemorium This should make it easier for you to contribute than the previous e-mailed weblink. As a reminder, the Memorial Scholarship Fund in Jeff’s name supports the Naval Academy Foundation Athletics …

Bob Schmermund (15th Co.) attends 50th Army-Navy Game in person!

From Bob”s Facebook page: What does it mean when you attend your 50th Army-Navy game in person and Navy comes back for an inspiring 17-13 victory and you get to hug your son Bobby at the end — EVERYTHING. Glad Janet was there to share. Missed you Kat & Greg, Richie & Mandee and Stacy, but could …

Amid the pageantry of the Army-Navy Game, Midshipmen manifest toughness, character in upset victory

The military stresses adapting and overcoming, which is exactly what Navy accomplished Saturday  By Dennis Dodd Dec 11, 2021 at 9:34 pm ET7 min read Getty Images EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — A play so out of character in the buttoned-up, disciplined world of Service Academy football actually revealed just that: character. You could see it in the eyes …