Naval Academy midshipmen choose first ship, homeport at annual Ship Selection

Posted at 10:21 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 23:29:47-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Approximately 260 Naval Academy midshipmen in the Class of 2020 will serve as Surface Warfare Officers upon graduation.

On Thursday, those graduating took part in choosing their first ship and homeport during the academy's annual ship selection. After four years of following commands, they can finally make a demand.

Talk about a grown up decision. Those in uniform are picking destroyers, cruisers and amphibious assault ships.