football-fbs flag | November 20, 2015

College football: Navy players get their service assignments

Traditions: Diving into the Army-Navy Game

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—The 32 seniors on the Navy football team received their Service Assignments Nov. 19 in ceremonies at the Naval Academy.

Fifteen seniors will be commissioned 2nd Lieutenants in the United States Marine Corps (11 ground, four pilot), while 17 will be Ensigns in the United States Navy (eight surface warfare, two pilot, two flight officers, three submarines, one special warfare and one information warfare).

Service Assignments for the Class of 2016

Quincy Adams – Marine Corps Ground  

A.K. Akpunku – Marine Corps Ground  

William Anthony – Submarines

Lorentez Barbour – Naval Flight Officer

Kwazel Bertrand - Submarines

E.K. Binns – Naval Flight Officer

Demond Brown – Surface Warfare

Quentin Ezell – Surface Warfare

Joey Gaston – Surface Warfare

Tyler Goble – Marine Corps Ground

David Gordeuk - Submarines

Austin Grebe – Marine Corps Pilot

Brandon Greene – Surface Warfare

Zach Hester – Navy Pilot

Will Huntsman – Special Warfare (SEAL)

Gavin Jernigan – Marine Corps Ground 

Myer Krah – Surface Warfare

Zach Laniewski – Marine Corps Ground 

Nick Martinez – Marine Corps Ground 

Marc Meier – Marine Corps Pilot

Don Pearson – Marine Corps Ground

Kikau Pescaia – Marine Corps Ground

Sean Reaver – Marine Corps Ground 

Keenan Reynolds – Information Warfare

Blaze Ryder – Surface Warfare

DeBrandon Sanders – Surface Warfare

Bernard Sarra – Marine Corps Ground 

Nick Sloan – Marine Corps Pilot

Chris Swain – Surface Warfare

Ben Tamburello – Marine Corps Pilot

Shelley White – Navy Pilot

Thomas Wilson – Marine Corps Ground

Navy’s senior class has compiled a record of 33-15 (.688), won two Commander-In-Chief’s Trophies with a chance for a third on Dec. 12, qualified for a fourth bowl game earlier this year, will try to be the first class in school history to win three bowl games and owns a 3-0 record against Army (with a chance to go 4-0 on Dec. 13). The school record for wins by a class is 36 by the Class of 1909. The modern record is 35 by the Classes of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

The #16th ranked Midshipmen (8-1, 6-0 in the American) travel to Tulsa on Saturday to take on the Golden Hurricane in a 7:00 PM (ET) / 6:00 PM (CT) game that will be televised live by CBS Sports Network. Navy and Houston (10-0, 6-0) are tied for first in the West Division. The two square off next Saturday for the West Division title.

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