Commander, Submarine Group Two


Naval Academy Blue and Gold Officers Selected for the Area

GROTON, Conn. - A Naval Officer and civilian attached to Submarine Group 2 have been selected by the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) as Blue and Gold Officers (BGOs) for Southeastern Connecticut.

Lt. Todd Trahan, the command's Communications Officer, and John Coretti, the command's Director of Radiological Emergency Planning, were chosen for the volunteer positions.  BGOs serve every state and several overseas territories.  They are assigned to high school liaison duty and are expected to make the most positive impression of the USNA and the naval service. They are qualified to counsel prospective midshipmen on every aspect of the USNA.

BGOs typically attend college information sessions at schools and participate in college fairs and congressional service academy functions.

Both men consider it an honor to hold the position and value the opportunity to assist outstanding young men and women pursue careers as Naval Officers.

Coordinated through the USNA Admissions Office, the Blue & Gold Officer Program trains a nationwide network of informed volunteers who assist in the candidate admissions process. This group of more than 2,000 volunteers consists of active duty and Naval Reserve officers, retired military personnel, alumni, friends and supporters.