USNA 36th 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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Alan Cooper
Class of 1949

Riverton, New Jersey

January 3, 1952 (26 years old)

USNA 36th Company


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Anthony Butler
Class of 1950

1LT, USAF

Greenwich, Connecticut

May 26, 1952 (26 years old)

Operational loss, 84th Bombardment Squadron, Fixed Wing, USNA 36th Company


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Lynn Travis
Class of 1965

LT, USN

Newport, Arkansas

February 6, 1968 (26 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, MIA, Patrol Squadron (VP) 26, Fixed Wing, USNA 36th Company


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Gaylord Parrett, Jr.
Class of 1965

LCDR, USN

Falls Church, Virginia

January 9, 1980 (36 years old)

Operational loss, Composite Squadron (VC) 7, Fixed Wing, USNA 36th Company




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Douglas Deem
Class of 1976

LT, USN

New Kensington, Pennsylvania

November 17, 1981 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Air Anti-Submarine Squadron (VS) 24, HOFH19, Fixed Wing, USNA 36th Company


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Stephen Scott
Class of 1977

1LT, USMC

Daly City, California

February 13, 1980 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Training Squadron (VT) 25, Fixed Wing, USNA 36th Company