U.S. Navy Ensign Cory Zebian, son of Robert and Rita Zebian of Colleyville, Texas, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., on May 28, and was commissioned as an Officer in the U.S. Navy.

Ens. Zebian successfully completed four years of intensive academic, physical, and professional training, resulting in a bachelor of science degree with a major in political science.

As a graduate of the Naval Academy, Zebian completed a four-year, total immersion program where a strong, balanced academic program, focused on the educational needs of the Navy and Marine Corps, is superimposed on a strict, professional military training environment emphasizing the development of leadership skills.

Following graduation, Zebian has been assigned to Everett, Washington where he will begin service aboard the guided-missile frigate, USS Ford (FFG-54).

Zebian also received the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Midshipman Action Group Founder Award, the Commander Frank J. Graziano Memorial Award for the midshipman most proficient in navigation, and was inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society.

Considered one of the top educational institutions in the country, the U.S. Naval Academy was founded in 1845 and has graduated more than 60,000 men and women as Naval and Marine Corps officers. Its graduates include 4,000 admirals and generals, one president, 200 members of Congress, three governors, 73 Medal of Honor winners, one Nobel Prize winner, and 40 astronauts.

The Naval Academy currently has more than 4,000 students who comprise the Brigade of Midshipmen and who come from every state in the union.

Zebian is the grandson of Mrs. Theresa Zebian of Coaldale and Mrs. Rita Sweeney of Allentown.