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* Navy Ensigns Brian C. Dozier and...


* Navy Ensigns Brian C. Dozier and Scott D. Kuykendall graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis May 27 and were commissioned to their present rank in the U.S. Navy.

At the Naval Academy, they underwent four years of academic, physical and professional training, culminating with a bachelor of science degree. Dozier took his degree in systems engineering, and Kuykendall took his in oceanography.

The academy, ranked as one of the top institutions in the country, offers engineering, science and humanities to prepare the midshipmen for a military career. Some 18 majors are offered.

Dozier is the son of Edward C. and Carol A. Dozier of Mount Airy. He will report for duty at Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.

Kuykendall is the son of Ronald L. and Judith A. Kuykendall of Westminster and a 1988 graduate of South Carroll High School. He will report for duty at Surface Warfare Officer School, Newport, R.I.

* Marine 1st Lt. John T. Matkin, son of John T. Matkin Jr. of Westminster, recently returned with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron-269, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station New River, Jacksonville, N.C., from the NATO multinational exercise, "Teamwork '92."

Teamwork '92 was designed to improve the effectiveness of NATO forces while operating in the North Atlantic and coastal waters of Norway. This operation included maritime, air, amphibious and field training exercises.

More than 45,000 troops, 170 ships and 300 aircraft from 11 nations participated in the exercise. Matkin was one of &r; thousands of U.S. service members who trained with Marines and sailors from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Britain.

A 1987 graduate of Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, Matkin joined the Marine Corps in May 1987.

* Navy Seaman Michael D. Jennings was recently promoted to his present rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Orlando, Fla.

He received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. Trainees studied general military subjects to prepare them for further academic and on-the-job training in one of the Navy's 85 basic occupational fields.

Included in course studies were seamanship, close-order drill, naval history and first aid.

The son of David W. and Patricia E. Jennings of Westminster, Jennings is a 1990 graduate of Westminster High School. He joined the Navy in February 1992.

* Navy Seaman Recruit Scott A. Schlossenberg, whose wife, Kim, is the daughter of Emanuel Drapkin of Woodbine, recently completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Orlando, Fla.

A 1981 graduate of Randallstown Senior High School, Baltimore County, Schlossenberg joined the Navy in February 1992.

* Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael J. Dixon, son of John R. and Beatrice E. Dixon of Hampstead, recently received the Navy Achievement Medal.

He was cited for superior performance of duty while serving aboard the submarine USS Narwhal, home ported in Charleston, S.C., where he is currently assigned.

The award, presented during formal ceremonies, is official recognition for outstanding accomplishments, achievements and devotion to duty.

A 1983 graduate of North Carroll High School, Dixon joined the Navy in February 1986.

* Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Lawrence E. Dupont recently deployed aboard the destroyer USS Comte de Grasse, home ported in Norfolk, Va., for six months in the Mediterranean Sea.

He will participate in operations and training exercises as part of the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga battle group. These exercises are designed to challenge the readiness of the ship and crew and are often performed with navies from other countries.

Nearly 10,000 sailors and Marines are aboard the 10 ships of the Saratoga battle group. Dupont also will visit several foreign ports during the deployment.

He is the son of Erma F. and Lawrence E. Dupont of Westminster. A 1987 Westminster High School graduate, he joined the Navy in September 1988.

* Navy Sgt. Sean P. Riley, son of Wina and Jean Riley of Woodbine, recently reported for duty to Headquarters Battalion, Henderson Hall, in Arlington, Va.

The 1987 graduate of Glenelg High School, Howard County, joined the Marine Corps in October 1987.

* Marine Lance Cpl. Donald E. Rich recently reported for duty with the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Naval Air Station Atlanta, in Marietta, Ga.

The son of Patricia R. Rich of Manchester, he is a 1986 graduate of North Carroll High School. He joined the Marine Corps in June 1986.

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