Former islander graduates at Naval Academy
U.S. Marine Corps Second Lieutenant Sean J. Alexander, son of Stephen and Lynn Alexander, brother of Amy Alexander, and grandson of Robert Alexander of Pittsburgh, PA, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md, on May 24.
Alexander, who grew up and lived on Sanibel Island for 12 years, is a 2009 graduate of Canterbury School in Fort Myers. The Olympic International Skeet Shooter went on to earn a Gold Medal in the USA National Skeet Shooting Olympic Championships.
He was commissioned as an Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. 2nd Lt. Alexander successfully completed four years of intensive academic, physical and professional training, resulting in a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in American Law and History, with a minor in Spanish. As a graduate of the Naval Academy, Alexander completed a four-year, total immersion program where a strong, balanced academic program, focused on the educational needs of the Navy and Marine Corps, is superimposed on a strict, professional military training environment emphasizing the development of leadership skills.
Following graduation, Alexander was assigned to Marine Corps Base Quantico where he will receive training in Ground Infantry Combat Operations, and then proceed to a subsequent duty station where he will begin service with his assigned command.
Considered one of the top educational institutions in the country, the U.S. Naval Academy was founded in 1845 and has graduated more than 60,000 men and women as Naval and Marine Corps Officers. Its graduates include 4,000 Admirals and Generals, one President, 200 members of Congress, three Governors, 73 Medal of Honor recipients, one Nobel Prize winner, and 40 Astronauts.
The Naval Academy currently has more than 4,000 students who comprise the Brigade of Midshipmen and who come from every state in the union.