Racial discrimination ends at the conclusion of the Color Parade in June of 1976. Gender barriers fall as well as women are now entering the United States Naval Academy in the summer of 1976. Additional changes would have to unfold to adapt the Academy traditions to the customs and requirements for women. One of those rules for uniforms would require that each female would have to carry her Navy purse at all times. Females were also called midshipman because unlike the other service academies "Midshipman " is a rank in the Navy. This video shows the same old guy over 50 years old who would run us into the ground! Brings back old memories.
Dr. Jordan B smith jr.
I attended the U. S. Naval Academy from 1972-1976 earning a B.S. in Mathematics. Served 20 years both active and reserve in the US Marines. Veteran of the Desert Shield/Storm. I earned a MAED and Ed D. specializing in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix in 2015. I graduated from CBC High School in Clayton, MO in 1972.