U.S. Navy Ensign
Paul F. Masteller
U.S. Navy Ensign Paul F. Masteller
Graduates from the U.S. Naval Academy
June 06, 2014
Santa Paula News
U.S. Navy Ensign Paul F. Masteller, son of Quincy and Katie Masteller and grandson of Barbara Blewett of Santa Paula, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD on May 23, 2014, and was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Navy.
Ens. Masteller successfully completed four years of intensive academic, physical, and professional training, resulting in a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in political science and international relations. As a graduate of the Naval Academy, Ens. Masteller 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 and commissioning, Ens. Masteller has been assigned to the Navy flight school in Pensacola, FL where he will he will spend the next two years in training to become a Navy pilot.
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.
Ens. Masteller is a 2010 graduate of Santa Paula High School where he played football, was a member of the Heritage Valley Aquatics swim club, and is an Eagle Scout. Ens. Masteller is the first graduate of Santa Paula High School to graduate from the United States Naval Academy. He is a lifelong resident of Santa Paula.