Class Snapshot – July 8, 1974

The Class of 1978 took the oath of office in Tecumseh Court on July 8, 1974. Following the oath, the new plebe class was given 20 minutes to say good bye to friends and family before returning to their company areas. 15 candidates who had accepted offers of appointment did not arrive to enroll that day and an unknown number of candidates who did show up did not take the oath of office. As a result, on Tuesday, July 9, offers of appointment were accepted by 15 additional candidates who were administered the oath of office on Friday by the Commandant, Captain D. K. Forbes, in Memorial Hall.

The breakdown of that class is as follows:

Applicants

Number of applicants7123
Qualified scholastically and medically2413
Officer of admission1909
Admitted1513

Membership on Entrance

New Admissions1508
Ex-Midshshipmen Admitted5
Total1513

Subsequent Additions

Turned back into Class of 197817
Ex-Midshipman re-admitted with Class of 1979 and advanced to Class of 19781
Ex-Midshipman re-admitted with Class of 1980 and advanced to Class of 19781
Ex-Midshipman re-admitted with Class of 1981 and advanced to Class of 19783
Total+22 = 1535

Readmissions

Ex-Midshipman re-admitted with Class of 1978 and advanced to Class of 19751
Ex-Midshipman re-admitted with Class of 1978 and advanced to Class of 19762
Ex-Midshipman re-admitted with Class of 1978 and advanced to Class of 19771
Total– 4 + 1531