While we are not rooting for one team or the other in the upcoming Army vs. Navy game, we must concede that the 1913 regulations governing the admission of candidates into the U.S. Naval Academy were rigorous! Learn more in today’s post from Samuel Limneos, an archives technician at the National Archives at Philadelphia.
Are you physically sound, well formed, and of robust constitution?
Do you have good natural capacity, an aptitude for study, industrious habits, perseverance, an obedient and orderly disposition, and a correct moral deportment?
Can you hear the ticking of an ordinary watch at a distance of 40 inches?
Do you have at least eight opposing molars, two on each side in each jaw?
If so, do you think you have what it takes to be admitted as a midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy?