Local Woman Signs Official Naval Commitment

CLEARFIELD – Midshipman 2 Class Tenley Fullington signed her official commitment papers at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD., Aug. 17.

The Two for Seven Signing is the formal signing by the midshipman before the beginning of her third year of study, having made the decision to accept the obligation of five years of service after two more years of education. 

Fullington is a major in honors oceanography, the study of oceanography, meteorology and marine geology.

The Oceanography Honors Program offers several benefits including the added opportunity to perform research and smaller class sizes. In order to graduate with honors in physical oceanography, a midshipman must meet the same standards in honor, conduct, military performance, physical education and summer training as required for all degrees at the Naval Academy.

She will be acting as a drug and alcohol enforcement officer, which includes education, training and monitoring, for her company this year.

Fullington’s summer training was aboard a yard patrol craft, a 108-foot long steel hull, to give midshipmen practical training afloat. The cruise was from Portland, Maine, to Annapolis, Md., and included driving, navigation, duty and watch. She independently obtained her SCUBA diving certification in Bangkok, Thailand, while on spring break.

She is a 2004 graduate of Clearfield Area High school and a 2005 graduate of Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, R.I. Fullington is a Clearfield native who received her appointment from Rep. John Peterson.

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