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Roswell native graduates from Naval Academy

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Jacob Pinon of Roswell recently graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics, a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research and a commission as a U.S. Navy Ensign. He is a New Mexico Military Institute graduate.

Jacob Pinon (Submitted Photo)

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 a top 20 best liberal arts college. Midshipmen learn from military and civilian instructors, participate in sports and extracurricular activities, and study multiple subjects.

Each year, approximately 1,200 young men and women are admitted to the Naval Academy’s incoming class.

The academy’s alumni include one president, 21 members of Congress, five governors, 73 Medal of Honor recipients, two Nobel Prize winners, 52 astronauts and 4,000 admirals and generals.

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