After successfully completing Plebe Summer, Simeon Brewster, son of Gary and Arletta Brewster, of Belton, has begun the academic year at U.S. Naval Academy.
In the seven weeks following Induction Day on July 1, Brewster and 1,190 other plebes engaged in a rigorous program of taking orders, marching, physical conditioning, team-building exercises, weapons training, sailing lessons and extensive character and honor development. They also drilled and worked to memorize many tenets of the Navy. One such bit of knowledge is the mission of the Academy, which is to develop midshipmen morally, mentally and physically, and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor and loyalty in order to graduate leaders who are dedicated to a career of naval service and have potential for future development in mind and character to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government.
Since grade school, Brewster has fostered the desire to become a Navy SEAL. After visiting Annapolis, Md., while on vacation in 2010, he decided that the academy was the way he wanted to enter the military. With this goal in mind, he pushed himself to excel physically and mentally.
When he graduated from Christ Prep Academy in May, he had earned letters in both Cross Country and Track and Field and was the salutatorian of his class. Upon completion of his four years at the Academy, Brewster will serve in the U.S. Military for a minimum of five years.