U.S. Navy Ensign Thomas J. Manning, son of Jared and Oretta Manning, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on May 22, 2015 and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy. Ensign Manning successfully completed four years of intensive academic, physical, and professional training, resulting in a bachelor of science degree with a major in economics. Ensign Manning will attend nuclear power school in Charleston, South Carolina, where he will continue studies in nuclear engineering and then he will begin service aboard a nuclear submarine. Considered one of the top educational institutions in the country, the U.S. Naval Academy was founded in 1845. 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. Ensign Manning is a 2011 graduate of Tooele High School, Tooele, Utah. Ensign Manning was also a state wrestling champion in 2011, and wrestled for the Naval Academy.