USNA 25th Company

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall


The company is the most important unit in the Brigade of Midshipmen. Companies eat, sleep, study, drill, and compete together. Comprised of roughly 30-35 midshipmen from each of all four classes, they are led by 1/c Midshipmen. There are currently 30 companies in the Brigade, though there were 36 from the late 1940s through 1997 or 1998.

Some classes are in the same company for all four years; there is also "shotgunning" (all midshipmen in a class, usually following plebe year, are moved randomly to a different company) and "rifling" (again usually following plebe year, an entire group would move from one company to another). Even though many alumni were a part of more than one company during their four years at the Naval Academy, the list below is reflective of the company from which they graduated.


1949 Cruise LB.jpg
Edgar Cruise, Jr.
Class of 1949

LTJG, USN

Coronado, California

May 9, 1952 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 25th Company






1965 Simkins LB.jpg
Gary Simkins
Class of 1965

LT, USN

Port Angeles, Washington

April 3, 1973 (30 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 22, Fixed Wing, USNA 25th Company


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Robert Graff
Class of 1967

LT, USN

Perkasie, Pennsylvania

March 17, 1971 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 122, Fixed Wing, USNA 25th Company



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Robert Tuttle
Class of 1967

2LT, USMC

Pensacola, Florida

May 8, 1968 (22 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, 3rd Battalion, 27th Marines, Ground, USNA 25th Company


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Kenneth McBrayer
Class of 1974

Civilian

Atlanta, Georgia

September 11, 2001 (49 years old)

9/11, Civilian, Terrorism, USNA 25th Company
★ Though we honor his service and sacrifice on this website, he is not eligible for inclusion in Memorial Hall.

1974 McBrayer LB.jpg Kenneth McBrayer
Class of 1974
Civilian
9/11, Civilian, Terrorism, USNA 25th Company
★ Though we honor his service and sacrifice on this website, he is not eligible for inclusion in Memorial Hall.



1981 Doyle LB.jpg
Thomas Doyle
Class of 1981

LT, USN

Woodland Hills, California

August 21, 1984 (24 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 56, Fixed Wing, USNA 25th Company



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Brian Hawley
Class of 1984

LT, USN

South Lake Tahoe, California

April 14, 1988 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 145, Fixed Wing, USNA 25th Company




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Ronald Winchester
Class of 2001

1LT, USMCR

Rockville Center, New York

September 3, 2004 (25 years old)

KIA, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, Global War on Terrorism, HOFH19, HOFH21, Iraq, Ground, USNA 25th Company