Graduate Vance 2016
MIDN 1/C Connor Vance Folsom CA
From the time Connor found a USNA bulletin in his school library as an 8th grader, he knew he wanted to be a Marine or Naval officer. Focusing his education and extracurricular activities towards that goal, he participated in varsity basketball, overseas mission projects, civil air patrol cadet programs and pursued many academic opportunities. His years at the academy have not dimmed his desire to serve and this winter he achieved his top military career choice of Marine Pilot. “I want to fly but also be close to the action on the ground and interacting with the men who carry the fight.” To this end he hopes to fly the Heuy/Venoms after finishing TBS and primary flight school.
Connor is graduating with a major in Ocean Engineering and a minor in Arabic. During Plebe summer this last year, he was Lima company platoon commander. When not studying, he has enjoyed slalom and giant slalom ski racing and served as president of the USNA Alpine Ski Team, as well as playing intramural basketball and rock climbing.