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Jimmy Carter in Uniform

Jimmy Carter in Uniform

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Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum/NARA

Jimmy Carter in Uniform

Jimmy Carter completed the Naval Academy’s accelerated wartime program, excelling in gunnery, naval tactics and electronics, and graduated with distinction at Annapolis in 1946, 59th in a class of 820 students. Subsequently commissioned an ensign and later promoted to lieutenant, he served aboard one of America’s first atomic submarines under Admiral Hyman Rickover before resigning his commission in 1953.

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