Alexander Shilakis

U.S. Navy Ensign Alexander Shilakis, son of Jeffrey and Susan Shilakis, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD on May 27, 2016 and was commissioned as an Officer in the U.S. Navy. Shilakis successfully completed four years of intensive academic, physical, and professional training, resulting in a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in English. As a graduate of the Naval Academy, Shilakis 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, Shilakis has been assigned to the Undergraduate Military Flight Officer program at Training Wing 6 in Pensacola Florida where he will begin training as a Naval Flight Officer. 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 52 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. Shilakis is a 2012 graduate of Fort Atkinson High School

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