U.S. Navy Ensign William C. Strobel, Jr., son of William and Debra Strobel of Elburn, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD on May 22, 2009, and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
Ensign Strobel successfully completed four years of intensive academic, physical and professional training, resulting in a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering.
As a graduate of the Naval Academy, Ensign Strobel 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. Ensign Strobel was consistently ranked in the top 15 percent of his class and enjoyed being a member of the Men’s Glee Club, Barber Shop Quartet, Catholic Choir and Academy theater.
Following graduation, Ensign Strobel has been assigned to Naval Nuclear Power Training School in Charleston, S.C., where he will train and then proceed to a naval base, where he will begin service aboard a submarine. Ensign Strobel is a graduate of Aurora Central Catholic High School, Aurora.