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Michael Foster ’08 Selects Naval Ship in Academy

Alumnus Michael Foster ’08 was featured in an article in the Navy Times for picking his future Navy ship station.

On February 1, 2013, Iona Prep alumnus Michael Foster ’08 was featured in an article in the Navy Times for picking his future Navy ship station. Michael is mid-senior who is set to graduate from the United States Naval Academy in May. “This is my life’s dream,” beamed the Midshipman 1st Class moments after he picked the placard for Sasebo, Japan-based minesweeper Avenger off the magnetic board in Mahan Hall’s auditorium.
 
Like many of his classmates, Michael picked his ship off the big board as admirals, captains and other classmates watched on. After years of study and following orders, each midshipman had the choice of where to start their naval career.
 
Michael, a Japanese minor from the Bronx, confessed that he had been nervous when each classmate before him went to the board, hoping they would leave him a billet on a ship based in Japan.
 
“I looked up every ship and the minesweepers were a really good choice for me,” he said of the Japan-based ships, as he held his placard proudly and hugged classmates. “It’s really, really good.”
 



Posted on February 7, 2013