Navy Midshipman Kathleen M. Schultz, daughter of Warren W. Schultz of Edgewater, was recently selected for admission into the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit at Villanova University, Villanova, Pa.

Schultz was sworn in as a Navy midshipmen before beginning a program that will lead to a commission as an ensign in the Navy, or a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps, upon graduation from Villanova University.

Schultz is a 1990 graduate of Saint Mary's High School, Annapolis.


Navy Ensign Christopher D. Westgate, a 1984 graduate of Martin Spalding High School, has completed his first soloflight.

Westgate is undergoing primary flight training with Command Training Wing-Four, Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas. His 14-week basic course, which included 65 in-flight training hours, was the initial step of the Naval Integrated Flight Training System.

His training with jets, helicopters or multiengine aircraft will lead to designation as a naval aviator.

He is a 1990 graduate of Salisbury State University.


Marine 1st Lt. David M. James, whose wife, Regina, is the daughter of Richard Patterson of Annapolis, was designated a naval aviator.

Presentation of the "Wings of Gold" marked culmination of the 18 months of flight training.

James's curriculum included basic studies in engineering and navigation, training flights in simulators, aircraft familiarizations, basic and advanced instrument training, extender navigation flights and landings aboard an aircraft carrier.

He is a 1982 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School, Baltimore, and a 1987 graduate of the University of Maryland College Park.


Navy Ensign James T. O'Farrell, son of James T. and Jean A. O'Farrell of Annapolis, graduated from the Navy Supply School in Athens, Ga.

During the 35-week course, O'Farrell was taught technical knowledge needed for duty with the Navy Supply Corps.

He studied the operations offood service departments, disbursing offices and retail stores aboard ships and naval shore stations through classroom instructions, lectures and practical application periods.

He is a 1983 graduate of Annapolis Senior High School and a 1989 graduate of the United States Naval Academy.


Navy Fireman Apprentice Jeffrey W. Ashe, son of Stanley W. and Geraldine M. Ashe of Pasadena, graduated from Basic Hull Maintenance Technician School.

During the 11-week course at Naval Damage Control Training Center, Naval Base, Philadelphia, Ashe received instruction on the basics of welding, pipe-fitting and metal smithing. He also studied the procedures used to fabricate, install and repair all types of shipboard structures, plumbing and piping systems.


Air National Guard Airman Elery W. Amick Jr. has completed the munitions systems specialist course at Lowry Air Force Base, Denver.

Students were taught to inspect, assemble and dispose of guided and unguided non-nuclear munitions. Included in the training were transportation and handling equipment, safety and storage.

He is the son of Christine L. and Leroy R. Rivers of Severn.

The airman is a 1986 graduate of Hammond High School, Columbia.


Airman Nicole C. Johnson has graduated from the personnel specialist course at Keesler AirForce Base, Biloxi, Miss.

Graduates learned to perform in variouspersonnel programs, including career development, training, manning,enlistment, reenlistment and Air Force promotions.

She is the daughter of Shirley Y. Johnson of Annapolis.

The airman is a 1990 graduate of Annapolis Senior High School.


Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral David E. Jeremiah will deliver the next Naval Academy Forrestal Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in Alumni Hall.

His remarks will include a discussion of Operation Desert Storm.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Limited seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

As vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Jeremiah is the nation's second highest-ranking miliary officer, reporting to Gen. Colin Powell.

Jeremiah graduated from the University of Oregon in 1955and received his commission through Officer Candidate School in 1956. After his commissioning, he served on five Pacific Fleet destroyers. He became executive officer of the guided missile destroyer USS Joseph Strauss in 1968, took command of the guided missile destroyer USS Preble in 1974 and commanded Destroyer Squadron 24 from September 1979 until October 1980.

While commanding Cruiser-Destroyer Group Eight from 1984 to 1986, he also served as commander of Task Force-60 in the Mediterranean, directing the capture of the Egyptian airliner carrying the hijackers of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro.

As battle force commander during freedom of navigation operations in the Gulf of Sidra between January and March 1986, he directed actions that resulted in the sinking of two Libyan warships and the destruction of an anti-air missile site.

Jeremiah has served two tours in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, including one as executive assistant to the chief of naval operations. In 1986 he became director of Navy Program Planning, and in 1987 he took command of the U.S.Pacific Fleet. Only the second person to be named vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs, he took over this position in 1990.

The Forrestal lecture series was established in 1970 in honor of the late James V.Forrestal, a former secretary of the Navy who helped develop the modern Navy. Designed to enhance midshipmen's awareness of social, political and cultural dimensions of the nation and the world, the lecture series is funded in part by a gift from the Naval Academy Class of 1946.

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