To Be a Role Model

For most of the members of USNA Out, there were no role models, let alone positive role models of any LGBT alumni before us. The members of USNA Out are now here to provide that role model particularly for:

  • Midshipmen
  • Alumni serving in the Fleet/FMF
  • Parents, family and friends of LGBT or questioning midshipmen and junior officers


Support the United States Naval Academy and each other through:

  • Visibility (whenever possible personalized, with a human face and voice) to:
    • alumni
    • midshipmen
    • classmates
    • other officers
    • public
  • Outreach
  • Education
  • Reconnecting with Naval Academy heritage
  • Fundraising on behalf of the US Naval Academy Foundation


  • To serve, support, and further enhance the United States, the Naval Service, the Naval Academy, and its members, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity
  • Communicate the messages of the Naval Academy to its members
  • Initiate and sponsor activities which will:
    • perpetuate the history, traditions, and memories of the Naval Academy
    • strengthen the Naval Academy
    • bind alumni together in support of the highest ideals of command, citizenship, and government
    • reach out and educate
  • Encourage and facilitate among alumni:
    • friendships and associations
    • mentoring and advising relationships
    • aid to the members

The Objectives and the Mission of USNA Out were adopted by a vote of the membership 3/10/2005.

USNA Out ceased operations in 2022. This website has been archived for historical purposes.

USNA Pride, a Shared Interest Group of the US Naval Academy Alumni Association, now serves the community of proud LGBTQ+ and allied alumni.

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