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Auburn Mountainview grad is newly commissioned Marine Corps officer

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Auburn's Jericho G. Urmenita graduated from the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps during ceremonies in Annapolis, Md., on Friday. Urmenita, a 2009 Auburn Mountainview graduate, is the son of Richard and Elizabeth Urmenita. Far left is Jonathan, Urmenita's twin brother who graduated from Washington State University in December.
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U.S. Marine Corps Second Lt. Jericho G. Urmenita,  graduated from the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned as an officer in the Corps during ceremonies in Annapolis, Md., on Friday.

Urmenita, a 2009 Auburn Mountainview graduate, is the son of Richard and Elizabeth Urmenita.

Urmenita successfully completed four years of intensive academic, physical and professional training, resulting in a bachelor of science degree with a major in Naval architecture.

Urmenita has been assigned to Marine Corps Base Quantico (Va.) where he will continue military training and then proceed to a duty station, as determined by the needs of the Corps and his field of expertise, where he will begin service.

Considered one of the top educational institutions in the country, the U.S. Naval Academy was founded in 1845 and has graduated more than 77,000 men and women as Naval and Marine Corps Officers.  Its graduates include 4,000 admirals and generals, nine commandants of the Marine Corps, one president, 200 members of Congress, three governors, 73 Medal of Honor recipients, two Nobel Prize awardees, and 52 astronauts.

The Naval Academy has more than 4,000 students who comprise the Brigade of Midshipmen and who come from every state in the union.

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