Naval Officer from Sugarland Selected
Navy Midshipman Samuel Quach, from Sugar Land, participated in the 2019 spring Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps ship selection draft as a future member of the Surface Warfare Officer community. More than 40 midshipmen from NROTC units around the country chose to serve as surface warfare officers. Each selecting midshipmen are ranked according to their grade point average, aptitude scores and physical fitness. According to their rankings, each midshipman provided a preference of ship or homeport to the junior officer detailer at the Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee. If these preferences were available, they were assigned as requested. Quach, a 2015 William P. Clements High School graduate, has selected to serve aboard USS New Orleans. Quach is majoring in biology at Univeristy of Texas at Austin. Upon graduation, he will receive a commission as a Navy Ensign and report aboard New Orleans as a surface warfare officer. Commissioned in 2007, New Orleans is a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock homeported at Naval Base San Diego. Amphibious transport dock ships are warships that embark, transport and land elements of a landing force for a variety of expeditionary warfare missions.
Source: Houston Chronicle