U.S. Navy Ensign Audrey K. Petro, daughter of Mike and Miechi Petro, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, M.D., May 23 and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
Petro successfully completed four years of intensive academic, physical and professional training, resulting in a bachelor’s degree with a major in honors systems engineering.
The mission of the United States Naval Academy is to develop midshipmen morally, mentally and physically for the privilege of serving as leaders of Sailors and Marines who have volunteered to serve the country.
Following graduation, Petro has been assigned to the USS Donald Cook DDG-75 where she will continue training in nuclear surface warfare and then proceed to Rota, Spain, where she will begin service aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer.
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 one president, 22 members of Congress, three governors, 27 chiefs of Naval Operations, nine commandants of the Marine Corps, 73 Medal of Honor recipients, two Nobel Prize awardees and 52 astronauts.
The Brigade of Midshipmen is comprised of more than 4,000 students from every state in the union.
Petro is a 2010 graduate of Warsaw Community High School.