From the Armed Forces

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Navy Ensign Patrick J. Newbrough, son of Jerald J. Newbrough and Deborah A. Newbrough of St. Charles, recently graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and was commissioned to his present rank in the United States Navy.

Newbrough completed four years of intensive academic, physical and professional training, resulting in a bachelor of science degree with a major in political science. As a graduate of the Naval Academy, Newbrough completed a four-year, total-immersion program where a strong, balanced academic program, focused on the education of the Navy is superimposed on a strict, professional military training environment emphasizing the development of leadership skills.

Newbrough participated in a new Character Development Program during his four years at the school. The program discusses issues such as ethics, honor, integrity and human dignity.

In the summer, midshipmen continue their preparation by serving aboard ships and at shore stations around the world.

Considered one of the top institutions in the country, the U.S. Naval Academy was founded in 1845. The Naval Academy has graduated more than 60,000 men and women. Its graduates have included 4,000 admirals and generals, one president, 200 members of Congress, three governors, 73 Medal of Honors winners, one Nobel Prize winner and 40 astronauts.

The Naval Academy has more than 4,000 midshipmen who comprise the Brigade of Midshipmen, and who come from every state in the union.

He is a 1995 graduate of St. Charles High School.

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