USNA 30th 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.


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Lee Pyles
Class of 1949

LTJG, USN

Fairmont, West Virginia

November 12, 1952 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Patrol Squadron (VP) 772, Fixed Wing, USNA 30th Company


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Henry White
Class of 1949

LT, USN

Battle Creek, Michigan

July 6, 1957 (32 years old)

Operational loss, Heavy Attack Squadron (VAH) 9, Fixed Wing, USNA 30th Company


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Harry Flory, Jr.
Class of 1950

LTJG, USN

New York City, New York

September 6, 1952 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 94, Fixed Wing, USNA 30th Company










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James Dee
Class of 1983

LCDR, USN

New York City, New York

February 24, 1996 (34 years old)

Operational loss, Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135, Fixed Wing, USNA 30th Company



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Scott Bracher
Class of 1994

LCDR, USN

Malverne, New York

September 21, 2005 (33 years old)

Operational loss, Sea Control Squadron (VS) 32, Fixed Wing, USNA 30th Company