|2014 alumnus graduates from U.S. Naval Academy|
|Tuesday, May 12, 2020|
Donovan Yard, Class of 2014 - Yard will graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy on May 22 with a bachelor's degree in political science and a commission as a U.S. Marine Corps second lieutenant.
While at the academy, Yard completed four years of challenging academic, physical and professional military training. He was a member of the rifle team and the debate team. After graduation, he will attend training in Marine aviation.
Prior to being selected to attend the Naval Academy, Yard enlisted in the Navy in November 2014, where he trained as a nuclear machinist mate. In 2015, he completed Nuclear Field "A" School and received an award for personal excellence. The same year, he completed the advanced nuclear power course with distinction.