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Mids get their career assignments

Mids get their career assignments

The senior midshipmen of the Naval Academy's 19th Company piled into their wardroom in Bancroft Hall on Thursday, cramming four or five abreast on brown couches. After nearly four years of study, they were about to learn whether they would get their dream jobs. Some held out hopes of piloting aircraft or serving on a ship, while others sought assignments in the Marines or in the Navy's special forces. Midshipmen don't have to look for work like their peers at other colleges, who have been sending out dozens of resumes and trying to land interviews. After four years at the nation's elite training ground for Navy and Marine Corps officers, they're guaranteed a...