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Interim Officers and Election Timeline

Posted: 7/6/2020


In accordance with the Class of 2003 Bylaws, the Class Officers and Executive Committee accept John Reeves’ resignation and I assume the position of Interim President of the Class of 2003 effective immediately.  I’ve consulted with the Class Officers and Executive Committee and this will be our way forward:

  1. Heather Selig will serve as Interim VP. She will also continue to serve as Class Secretary.
  2. There will be a Special Election for President.  We aim to start the process as soon as possible and announce the new President by August 13, 2020.  The Webmaster and Correspondence Sec will provide everyone with overall execution guidance including timelines, nomination process, and voting (message below).
  3. Following the confirmation of the new President, Heather and I will resume the positions we were originally voted into.
  4. This message will also be emailed to the Class.

A call to action:  Please update your USNAAA information, at the very least, a current email address to allow for effective class communications.  The website is:

Thank you for your time.

Fernando Reyes


Aught Three,

Due to the vacancy of the Class of 2003 President, we will be holding a special election for the new class Class President in accordance with the Class of 2003 Bylaws (Article VI and VII apply).

The election committee is comprised of myself (Correspondence Secretary) and Kevin Hagan (Class Webmaster). We will help facilitate the candidate nomination process, the petition process (a candidate must receive at least 50 signatures), and finally the election.

We are working to find a platform to host both the petition process and election that is user friendly and secure.  We will provide an update once we have identified the website.  Below you will find the timeline for the election process which we will adhere to in order to abide by our bylaws to make the process as transparent and fair as possible.

Nomination inputs: 06 July (0900 EST) – 12 July (2100 EST)*

Petition period to generate the necessary 50 votes: 13 July (0900 EST) – 19 July (2100 EST)**

Official nominees announced: 20 July (0900 EST)

Nominee campaign period: 20 July (0901 EST) – 23 July (2100 EST)

Voting period: 24 July (0900 EST) – 07 August (2100 EST)

Counting of ballots: 08 August – 12 August

Announcement of the new Class President: 13 August (2000 EST) via Facebook live

*Note 1: Nominations for the Class President can be submitted via email to:  or messaging me via Facebook messenger during the time period noted above.

**Note 2: Please note that during the petition process, you can vote for more than 1 candidate.
I appreciate all the help and support from our Class Officers and Executive Committee as we navigate through this transition period.  I look forward to your participation and please let myself or Kevin Hagan ( know if you have any questions.

Very Respectfully,

The Election Committee

A Letter from the Class President

Posted: 7/2/2020

I hope this message finds you and your family healthy and safe.  After reading the comments on our class page and much contemplation, I can agree with several of the points. During these challenging times, our class deserves a leader that can devote the time and attention needed to be the voice of our class. When I initially ran for this office, it was driven out of a strong passionate desire for change and making a difference. Since 2018, my family has been met with some personal challenges, specifically, the health of my wife. And while I’ve focused my energy on my family, and I have not fulfilled the leadership role our class deserves. 

Our country, society, and our class are facing a period of deep introspection and our class deserves a leader who can commit the required attention needed to successfully lead us forward.  It is unacceptable that in this day and age, and despite all our advancements, people still face discrimination of any kind. I honor those in our class that are stepping forward and being the voice for change. Change is not easy.  It demands a deep commitment to our values and intense focus on achieving our full potential.  I continue to embrace the values of equality, acceptance, and compassion. And, while my heart and head support the cause of change, our class deserves a president who is completely focused on turning these values into action.

Effective today, I resign my position as our class president. My deep love for our class, this institution and our nation is what leads me to step aside in favor of those in our class who can lead us forward, shape our dialog, educate us all and bring this class together by turning our collective beliefs into action for the benefit of all.  I will be happy to provide any assistance during the transition period. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and this beautiful life lesson I will learn and grow from.  I wish you all the best and look forward to seeing our class in the future.

Best Wishes,

John Reeves

Executive Committee Minutes 10 Jun 2020

Posted: 6/15/2020

Executive Committee Meeting USNA03 06102020

Class Election Nominees

Posted: 8/11/2018

The vote for new class officers goes live Sunday evening (12 August). I’ve asked the candidates to provide their reasons for running, and their inputs are provided here. I will update if I receive more.


John Reeves:

Lisa (Steinmetz) Cordonnier:

’03 reasons for which I’d like to earn your support:

1) Respecting Your Valuable Time. As the class’s lead rep to the USNAAA, I promise to exercise attention to detail and package info and important topics for your feedback and interest. We’re all busy. I understand that profoundly.

2) Continued Engagements. Engaging with USNAAA, its Communications arm, the Board of Trustees, the Naval Academy Athletic Association, the USNA Foundation, and the USNA Museum has been a pastime of mine for years. Mostly, it has been to hold those organizations accountable for not upholding the standards in myriad little things that we expect and should demand. Several times, despite immense resources, they have misrepresented classes, alumni, and the interests we have as former and active duty servicemembers. I would love the opportunity to pursue those engagements in an official capacity using the class’s united voice. USNAAA instituted changes that make me proud as a graduate. And I want to continue to capitalize on established relationships as the USNAAA adapts its perspective, programs, and fundraising efforts to a diversifying alumni base.

’03) Protecting ‘03’s Vast Resources. I am all in for President and have asked the hardworking, diligent Election Committee to remove my name from the VP Ballot. Thank you to those who nominated and supported that effort. ’03 is not a commodity to be traded; I have no intention of using the class as a means to an end – be it fundraising for other purposes, business ventures, etc. This is not about me. I know other classes have had issues with this, and I want to acknowledge that up front. In closing, I am continually amazed at the independent efforts by many of you, some still in the service and many outside of it, in pursuing worthy causes. Serving as a conduit where we can harness the class’s vast and diverse resources for good in the name of 2003 is my aim. If you want to know more about what I have been up to since graduating, please feel free to send me a note. I’d love to catch up.

’03. Beat Army.

-Lisa (Steinmetz) Cordonnier

Vice President

Megan Barnett:

03 Platform Points:

-Local Presence: Residing in DC, Annapolis is an hour away making it easy to represent the class at functions with the Alumni Association, Athletic Association and other groups affiliated with USNA.

-Communication: Within ’03, between classes, and with the Alumni Association, communication is critical. Email, social media, podcasts, letters, Shipmate articles, we will use all available platforms to disseminate information, share our stories, and celebrate our successes.

-Forceful Back-up and Mutual Support: A class VP is like a copilot/JOOD/XO – they play a vital role ensuring the safety and success of every evolution. If elected, I will be a resource to the class President, class officers and all of you; I will ensure the basic/foundational tasks of class governance are completed, and I will provide forceful back-up when it’s needed just like a good copilot/JOOD/XO.


Wade Buick:

Fernando Reyes:

Everyone has come a long way since graduation. Even though we all started at the same place, we’ve all taken different roads; the past 15 years have shaped who we are as individuals and as a class. The next five years will take us to the 20th Anniversary of our graduation, a big milestone; I want to serve all of us as VP to ensure we get there stronger and more united than ever.

Your vote is important to me and to all of the candidates. It’s a covenant of trust, confidence and more importantly, stewardship. Collectively, with the newly elected leadership, I will devote my time and effort to be the best possible steward of the Class of 2003. I can’t bring back flip phones, Napster, or old school Blue and Gold jogging suits; however, whether it’s social gatherings, planning for new monuments on the yard, executing our Class Plan or liaising with the different Academy organizations, I promise I will tackle it with determination and transparency and vow to always look out for our class’ best interest.

The Class of 2003 is full of leaders and being elected to represent our class is an immense privilege. It will be my honor to serve you all if you choose to elect me as your VP.

Aught Three Will Lead!!

Fernando R. Reyes


Megan Barnett:

’03 Platform Points:

-Stewardship: The role of treasurer one of trust and stewardship. I intend to continue ensuring that class resources are used in support of functions, events, and donations that the class endorses. I will support class leadership to facilitate that end.

-Local Presence: Residing in DC, Annapolis is an hour away making it easy to represent the class at functions with the Alumni Association, Athletic Association and other groups affiliated with USNA.

-Financial Experience: I hold an MBA from the University of Southern California, and am currently assigned as a Defense Resource Manager on the Joint Staff with a portfolio that includes evaluating the budgets and future programming for the Missile Defense Agency and SOCOM. Budgets and financial management is my day to day and I’d love to contribute that experience to the class.

Kenneth Michel:


Kenneth Michel:

Heather Selig:

As 2003 Alumni Class Secretary, the position requires record keeping proceedings of Executive and Class meetings. As class secretary, I will make these records accessible to the entire class across a multitude of platforms, to include social media, email, and print media. I will ensure that I work closely with the entire 2003 executive committee to publish these documents in timely manner. As a class, we should take an active role in the management of our historical documents, including the Class Crest. I will ensure that our historical records are maintained with the Alumni Association and that our class has the ability to document and publish our professional and personal accomplishments with the wider USNA community.

Class Officer Elections

Posted: 7/22/2018


The election committee (which consists of myself and Kenneth Michel) is soliciting nominations for new class officers. Per the bylaws, each nomination requires 50 signatures to be considered. This being 2018, we will conduct nomination, signatures, and voting electronically. The positions and current office holders are as follows:

President – Dan Bailey
Vice President – Dan Emmert
Treasurer – Maili Neverosky
Secretary – Ricky Mui

I will accept nominations for any these positions via Facebook Messenger or email ( Please provide names and position you are nominating for (you can certainly nominate yourself as well) by Sunday, 29 July 2018.

After I have names, I will set up an online petition to gather the required signatures to place them on the ballot.

Thanks for your support!

The 15 Year Reunion is Coming!!!

Posted: 7/21/2018

Sign up now before additional registration fees are added on 1 August!

Visit the reunion page for event details, SOE, and registration information.

Naval Academy Foundation Update

Posted: 1/16/2018

Class of ’03,

Your donations to the Naval Academy Foundation are vital to many of the programs that benefit Midshipmen and Alumni. Please see the attached letter from the Foundation for an update on where your money goes!

2016-17 stewardship letter, Class of 2003

Go Navy! Beat Army!

Posted: 12/2/2017

Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, PA, 09 December 2017

Gates Open: 1100

March On: 1215

Kickoff: 1500

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