ANNAPOLIS, Md. — U.S. Navy Ensign Thomas J. Callahan Jr., son of Thomas and Jean Callahan of Linden, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. on May 28 and was commissioned as an Officer in the U.S. Navy.
Callahan successfully completed four years of intensive academic, physical, and professional training, resulting in a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in General Engineering.
While at the Naval Academy, Callahan was active in the Offshore Sail Training Squadron, in which he qualified as a senior skipper while training his fellow students how to sail the Naval Academy’s 44 ft sailboats. He was also active in Habitat for Humanity, and became a certified EMT. Academically, Callahan received Superintendent’s List honors and graduated with a 3.0 GPA.
As a graduate of the Naval Academy, Callahan 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, Callahan has been assigned to the USS Simpson (FFG-56) in Mayport, FL, where he will serve as a Surface Warfare Officer (Nuclear).
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 winners, 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.
Callahan is a 2006 graduate of Linden High School.
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