The Integritas Project was born at this institution, where the Severn River meets the waters of the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, Maryland. As a result, we take much of our inspiration from the instruction in ethical leadership provided to young men and women at the Academy.
Although primarily an engineering college, at its core the Naval Academy’s highest mission is to develop wise and principled future leaders. The ranks of its graduates have already produced:
- 1 President of the United States
- 2 Cabinet Members
- 16 Ambassadors
- 24 Members of Congress
- 5 State Governors
- 5 Secretaries of the Navy
- 1 Secretary of the Air Force
- 5 Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
- 4 Vice Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
- 28 Chiefs of Naval Operations
- 9 Commandants of the Marine Corps
- 2 Nobel Prize Awardees
- 73 Medal of Honor Awardees
- 52 Astronauts
- 46 Rhodes Scholars
- 24 Marshall Scholars
- 110 Olmsted Scholars
- 30 Fitzgerald Scholars
- plus an untold number of Admirals, Generals and other senior ranking officers.
One can only imagine what future prominent leaders we will yet see from among its graduates; even more so if those future greats are motivated and formed as much by principles of honor as they are by lives of achievement.