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Where did John McCain rank in the Naval Academy 1958 class?
Key facts about John McCain: * Republican nominee for the 2008 US presidential election. * Has an IQ of 133 * Almost flunked out of the Naval Academy, graduating in t…he bottom 0.5% of his class. Then joined the prestigious Naval aviators which is normally reserved for students graduating in the top third of the class. Crashed 14 Navy planes before being shot down over Hanoi. * Was a Vietnamese spy in the "Hanoi Hilton" in Vietnam for over 5 years. * Born in the Panama Canal Zone on August 29, 1936*. * His father and grandfather were 4-star generals. * Strong supporter of the invasion of Iraq. * Currently supports key Republican positions regarding lower taxes and spending, and against gun control. * Broke with Republicans on various key issues, including bipartisan legislation on campaign finance reform and immigration, before returning to party ideology in the 2008 Election. * Is stronger among independents than among registered Republicans, which helped him win the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries where independents were eligible to vote. * Divorced his first wife, swimsuit model Carol Shepp after she was disfigured in an automobile accident. Married Cindy the following month. * Has 13 children (2 of them adopted) with his first wife (Carol), and 4 (11 of them adopted) with his second (and current) wife (Cindy). * Is 72 years old. If he is elected, he will be the oldest person elected to his first term as US president. Ronald Reagan was older when reelected in 1984. *Though he was not born in the United States, he is eligible to become president since he was born to US Citizens, and the Canal Zone was a US possession. Opposing view on this point: The assertion that McCain is considered a natural born citizen was made in legislation in the US Congress, but congress has no authority to interpret 'natural born' as described in the constitution. The intimation that McCain left his first wife due to her disfigurment needs confirmation, as it's impossible to devine McCain's state of mind.
McCain flew a US Navy A-4 Skyhawk jet fighter bomber on bombing missions over North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The Skyhawk was a small jet, nicknamed the "scoo…ter". The US Navy liked it because it was inexpensive to build and purchase, and was alot smaller than the F-8 Crusader and F-4 Phantoms, which took more space atop the aircraft carrier's flight decks.
In the 1955 "Lucky Bag", page 447, McCain is in the 4th Class photo (Plebes) in the 5th Battalion, 17th Company, placing him in the graduating class of 1958.
According to Wikipedia, his class rank at the U.S. Naval Academy was 894 out of 899. In other words, fifth from the bottom.
Four or five; one was lost in an accident on an aircraft flight deck. He lost three aircraft prior to being sent to an aircraft carrier off Vietnam. McCain lost two A-4 Skyh…awk jet fighter bombers. One was destroyed during the USS Foreststal Fire in July 1967. His second Skyhawk was shot down over North Vietnam in October of the same year (1967).
The answer appears to lie in the fact that both his father and grandfather were high ranking Naval Officers. John also crashed five military aircraft during his tenure a…s a Naval Flight Officer. Each time the Navy quickly cleared him and kept John flying. To be fair Three of the crashes appear to be John's fault. The rocket mishap on his aircraft carrier could not have been prevented by McCain. And it is uncertain whether his lack of flying skill led to John's being shot down in Viet Nam. Forest
Yes, class of 1958.
The Anchoman is the lowest ranked midshipman to make the cut for graduation. Tradition used to be that each person graduating gave the Anchorman $1 so it was not bad whe…n it came to monetary compensation, but it was bad when the career assignments came out.
59 out of 820
He was an Admiral in the Navy
Ensign in the Navy or 2nd Lt in the Marines
Sorry - Diabetes Mellitus of any type is an automatic medical entrance disqualifier for the Navy and other military services.
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The mission of the United States Naval Academy is to develop midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically, and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor, and loyalt…y in order to provide graduates who are dedicated to a career of naval service and have potential for future development in mind and character to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government.