U.S. Navy Ensign Erik McCoy Dahl, son of Jeff & Sonya Dahl of Dallas, Texas, grandson of Randy & Ruth McCoy of Dayton, Ohio, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD on May 24, 2013 and was commissioned as an Officer in the U.S. Navy.
Ensign Dahl successfully completed four years of intensive academic, physical, and professional training, resulting in a Bachelors of Science Degree with a major in Ocean Engineering.
The mission of the United States Naval Academy is to develop midshipmen morally, mentally and physically for the privilege of serving as leaders of Sailors and Marines who have volunteered to serve our country. Following graduation, Ensign Dahl has been assigned to Pensacola, FL where he will begin his flight training as a naval aviator.
Considered one of the top educational institutions in the country, the U.S. Naval Academy was founded in 1845 and has graduated more than 77,000 men and women as Naval and Marine Corps Officers.
Its graduates include one President, 22 members of Congress, three Governors, 27 Chiefs of Naval Operations, nine Commandants of the Marine Corps, 73 Medal of Honor recipients, two Nobel Prize awardees, and 52 Astronauts.
The Brigade of Midshipmen is comprised of more than 4,000 students from every state in the union as well as abroad.
This year’s graduating class was one of the largest with 1,041 graduating.