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Harrison graduates from Naval Academy

 

Last updated 9/17/2018 at 12:30pm

Quinn Harrison is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Quinn Harrison of Fallbrook successfully completed four years of academic, physical, and professional military training, graduating with merit from the U.S. Naval Academy, May 26, with a bachelor's degree in systems engineering and a commission as a U.S. Marine Corps second lieutenant.

Harrison is a graduate of Fallbrook High School where he lettered in water polo and swim. He earned his Eagle Scout rank with Troop 755. At the academy, Harrison was a member of the club water polo team.

Quinn Harrison receives his U.S. Marine Corps second lieutenant bars from his brother, Declan Harrison of Fallbrook High School's class of 2017, a plebe at the US Naval Academy.

Founded in 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy is a four-year service academy that prepares midshipmen morally, mentally and physically to be professional officers in the naval service. More than 4,400 men and women representing every state in the U.S. and several foreign countries make up the student body, known as the Brigade of Midshipmen.

U.S. News and World Reports has recognized the Naval Academy as a top five undergraduate engineering school and a top 20 best liberal arts college. Midshipmen learn from military and civilian instructors and participate in intercollegiate varsity sports and extracurricular activities.

They also study subjects such as leadership, ethics, small arms, drill, seamanship and navigation, tactics, naval engineering and weapons and military law. Upon graduation, midshipmen earn a bachelor's degree in a choice of 25 different subject majors and go on to serve at least five years as commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps.

Submitted by the Harrison family.

 

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