About 1980
Before we can no longer remember our days at USNA help capture our class history here.
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UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY
CLASS OF 1980 UNIT DIARY

July 6, 1976 Induction Day, Tecumseh Court

Superintendent:
VADM Kinnaird R. McKee, USN

Commandant of Midshipmen:
Capt. James A. Winnefeld, Sr. USN

Demographics:

We started on 06 July 1976 with 1,301 inductees and ended on 28 May 1980 with 947 graduates (354 non-graduates).
First Class with Women: (81 inductees, 55 graduates).
In Memorial: 59 Graduates/26 Non-Graduates = 85 Total

“I-Day” Class Numbers

Inductees        1,301
Men                 1,221
Women                80

PLEBE SUMMER

Plebe Summer Detail – Class of 1980

1st Set Stripers:

Regimental Commander:
Dirk Debink

2nd Set Stripers:

Regimental Commander:
Samuel Locklear

PLEBE YEAR

September __, 1976    Brigade Returns – Academic Year Begins

1st Set Stripers:
Brigade Commander:

November 27, 1976    (4-7) Navy – 38     Army – 10

Carry On Until Christmas

January ___, 1977       Brigade Returns

2nd Set Stripers:
Brigade Commander:

June ___, 1977            Herndon – Plebe Year Officially Over.

June ___, 1977            Class of ’77 Graduation

YOUNGSTER YEAR

Commencement of Summer Cruises and Summer Leave

September __, 1977    Brigade Returns – Academic Year Begins

1st Set Stripers:
Brigade Commander:

November 26, 1977    Army – 17    (5-6) Navy – 14

January ___, 1978       Brigade Returns

2nd Set Stripers:
Brigade Commander:

June 7, 1978    Class of ’78 Graduation

SECOND CLASS YEAR

Commencement of ProTraMid and Summer Leave

August 28, 1978

Superintendent:
VADM William P. Lawrence, USN

Commandant of Midshipmen:
Capt. Jack N. Darby, USN

August __, 1978          Brigade Returns – Academic Year Begins

1st Set Stripers:
Brigade Commander:

December 2, 1978       (9-3) Navy – 28    Army – 0

Holiday Bowl  Navy – 23   BYU – 16

January ___, 1979       Brigade Returns

2nd Set Stripers:
Brigade Commander:

Commandant of Midshipmen:
RADM William F. (“Scot”) McCauley, USN

May 30, 1979  Class of ’79 Graduation

FIRST CLASS YEAR

Commencement of Summer Cruises and Summer Leave

Plebe Summer Detail – Class of 1983

1st Set Stripers:
Brigade Commander:

December 1, 1979    (7-4) Navy – 31     Army – 7

January ___, 1980       Brigade Returns

2nd Set Stripers:
Brigade Commander:

May 28, 1980 Graduation Day

947 Graduates (354 Non-Graduates)

892 men/55 women

___ Navy / ___ Marine Corps

Honor Grad/1st in Class          David Delonga
Anchor Man                            _____________