UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY
A Navy chaplain was promoted to the rank of captainby Chief of Naval Chaplains Rear Adm. Mark Tiddduring a promotion ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel Sept. 3.Capt. Michael Gore is the senior chaplain at the Naval Academy, leading a team of active duty chaplains,enlisted religious program specialists, civilian staff, andvolunteers responsible for delivering counseling andministry to 4,500 Midshipmen and the Annapolis public.
Promotions are a signicant part of any military career
and a central event to share with friends and family.Gore was accompanied by his wife and son, whoserves in the U.S. Air Force. Gore’s promotion to therank of captain was one more milestone in a Navycareer that began in 1995.Midshipmen from the Naval Academy’s Yard PatrolSquadron and enlisted Navy personnel of WaterfrontReadiness Annapolis went underway on the newestclass Yard Patrol (YP) Craft Aug. 30 to Philadelphia.
Midshipmen 1st Class Max Dunn and Mary Jordan andMidshipmen 2nd Class Michael Ebeling, Bryan Hunt,and Amber Lowman traveled to Brazil this summer.Here they share their story.Having already spent time on ships or subs or insquadrons as part of their professional development,senior midshipmen often have the opportunity to getcreative with their summer training.