First to Annapolis

Cadet Steve Young was the first Commanding Officer of the Sanger NJROTC in 1977 and had the honor of being the first Sanger cadet to be accepted to the Naval Academy in 1979 – the first of twenty one Sanger NJROTC cadets to attend Annapolis over the next eighteen years.  Captain Steve Young, USN retired from the Navy in 2013, and his last official Navy biography appears below.

Nominated as CO of Sanger NJROTC, 1977

Nominated as CO of Sanger NJROTC, 1977.  Steve catches the eye of the news media early on.


Leadership displayed instinctively.


  1. Capt. Steve, what a success story! Thanks for leading the way.

    Press On, Capt. Nick

  2. I love you Capt Nick and always remember you lovingly as a man with the biggest heart ever ❤️❤️. Your Registrar, Delores Gonzalez and family

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