USNA 34th Company
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 this number has ranged from 8 in the late 1920s to 36 from the late 1940s to the late 1990s.
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.
|Class of 1966|
|Bronze Star, KIA, Vietnam, Naval Advisory Group, Vietnam, Ground, USNA 34th Company|
|Class of 1973|
|Operational loss, Fleet Composite Squadron (VC) 5, Fixed Wing, USNA 34th Company|
|Class of 1974|
|Operational loss, Air Anti-Submarine Squadron (VS) 37, Fixed Wing, USNA 34th Company|
|Class of 1977|
|Operational loss, Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 1, Fixed Wing, USNA 34th Company|
|Class of 1979|
|KIA, POW, Lebanon, Attack Squadron (VA) 85, Fixed Wing, USNA 34th Company|
|Class of 1981|
|9/11, Civilian, Terrorism, USNA 34th Company|
★ Though we honor his service and sacrifice on this website, he is not eligible for inclusion in Memorial Hall.
|Class of 1991|
|Operational loss, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 37, Fixed Wing, USNA 34th Company|
|D. Michael Hillegas|
|Class of 1994|
|Operational loss, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 47, Helicopter, USNA 34th Company|
|Class of 1996|
|Operational loss, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46, Helicopter, USNA 34th Company|
Pages in category "USNA 34th Company"
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