Having become a life insurance solicitor in February, 1921, and having spent the last six months practically altogether in soliciting naval officers, the author has written the following article with the view of showing naval officers how mortality in the Naval Service compares with that of civilians, with a few suggestions as to which is the best type of insurance and the reasons therefor.
Let us start with the American table of mortality which practically all companies and the U. S. Government use. Table I is made up from experience gained on insurable lives.
Now in working out Table II, which follows, I have applied Table I to each class of the U. S. Naval Academy beginning with the class of 1860, and ending with the class of 1916. In doing this, my data was taken from the U. S. Naval Academy Graduates Association's Register as of January 1921, which shows the members who are living; those who are dead; and those who are unaccounted for. The members "unaccounted for" have not been considered, and it was assumed that age upon graduation was 22.