Benjamin Young

Waunakee man named Naval officer

Benjamin Young of Waunakee was named a newly commissioned U.S. Navy officer at The Citadel.The class of 2017 includes more than 100 cadets who are now America’s newest military officers serving in every branch of service. Commissioning ceremonies for each branch were on May 5 in Summerall Chapel.

Young was among 10 men and women who are now America’s newest military officers serving in the U.S. Navy.

The Citadel’s ROTC departments provide cadets with officer training during college to allow them to begin their military careers as officers after graduation. Approximately a third of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets answer the call of duty to serve the country.

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