In 2015 the Superintendents (Directors) of the U.S. Naval Academy and Escola Naval established a cooperative engagement and investment in the future leaders of our two navies by establishing a semester exchange program. Each fall semester, two students from each naval academy participates in this exchange program. For the U.S. Naval Academy, this also includes embarking on the Portuguese Navy Tall Ship, Sagres as part of the professional orientation.
Tiago António Gonçalves and Luis Nobre Serodio are representing Portugal this year in this prestigious exchange program. Working #SidebySide along with 4,400 colleagues Tiago and Luís will be immersing themselves in a rigorous academic program while integrating into the leadership of their assigned company of 150 midshipmen and further their understanding of how leaders are developed.