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April 06, 2005

THE ISSUE: NAVAL ACADEMY SECURITY

The Marines who stand guard at the Naval Academy will soon be replaced by other security employees, ending a 154-year tradition at the military college. The changeover, which will take place in the next eight months, is part of the

City officials and lawmakers expressed concern about the decision, saying the Marines are more qualified to maintain security at the academy than civilian guards with less training. But Naval Academy and Marine Corps 388-acre campus, and that the new guards will be just as competent.

YOUR VIEW

Should security at the Naval Academy remain under the Marines?

Tell us what you think at arundel.speakout@baltsun.com by Thursday. Please keep your responses short, and include your name, address and phone number. A selection will be published Sunday.

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