The U.S. Naval Academy Graduation and Commissioning ceremony for the Class of 2015 took place at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in May. The 165th traditional graduation ceremony transitioned more than 1,000 midshipmen from students to Navy ensigns and Marine Corps second lieutenants.
Since 1845, approximately 82,600 midshipmen have graduated from the Naval Academy (including the Class of 2015).
Of the 1,000 midshipmen who graduated in 2015, a total of 790 commissioned as Navy Ensigns and 264 as Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenants. One hundred and sixty-seven females make up the total number of ensigns, with 37 women Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenants. Since 1980, more than 4,600 women (including the Class of 2015) have graduated from the Naval Academy.
The top three graduates in 2015 include Michael Kamis Johnson, an electrical engineering major. He was commissioned as a Navy ensign and will train as a submariner. Physics Major Eric Aanders Swanson was also commissioned as a Navy ensign and will train as a submariner. Thomas William Egger, Jr. physics major, commissioned as a Marine Corps second lieutenant.