The first Naval Academy parent association was formed in San Francisco in April 1973. Eight years later the Wisconsin Naval Academy Parents Association was organized by Capt. Will M. Adams, USN (Ret) and Capt. William Clayton, USNR (Ret). Eighteen charter members joined the ranks. Today’s membership includes families of current midshipmen, USNA Alumni, Wisconsin Blue and Gold Officers (BGO’s) and USNA Alumni Association representatives. WISNAPA membership is open to any individual with interest in the United States Naval Academy.
The mission of the Wisconsin Naval Academy Parents Association (WISNAPA) is to provide an environment in which to:
- offer support based on the common experience of having a midshipman or graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy,
- socialize and become better acquainted as parents of midshipmen or graduates of the United States Naval Academy,
- educate parents on relevant USNA news, related topics and events, and
- support members’ midshipmen, recent graduates and deployed graduates.