2020 Hopeful from Mass...

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  1. cmilli97

    cmilli97 Member

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    Hey Everyone,
    I'm Chris, and I'm from Massachusetts. I'm an official USNA candidate for the class of 2020; I've been browsing the forum for quite awhile and decided I wanted to become part of it. Thought I'd introduce myself before asking questions!
     
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  2. Row2020

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    I am new and from MA too. My son has been nominated for USNA and USMMA. His apps have been complete since November and the waiting is excruciating (as you know)! Best wishes to you.
     
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    Welcome Chris. Good luck and hope you hear great news in the coming weeks!
     
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  4. cmilli97

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    Thank you! The wait is quite excruciating; I have been nominated and am keeping my fingers crossed to hear soon.
     
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    The wait is hard. I am sort of glad when I went through this process we did not have portals, forums and other items. We were sort of blind to all the wait. We got a letter that said we would know by X date and we just waited for another envelope or our MOC to call with good news. To be honest, if you are appointed and if your plan B is ROTC, the waits only get longer. You will have service selection, first set of orders, waiting for your flight school drop (which airframe you get) or ship selection, getting selected for schools, next set of orders, Command, etc. Each of these waits can be pivotal and have impacts as you move along in your career, so believe it or not, each wait almost has a larger impact as you move along. So I always explain to candidates that part of this process is learning how to deal with waits, stress and anxiety. Learn to channel stress with working out, reading, volunteer, keep busy. It helps. Hang in there, everyone will know soon.
     
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    Thank you for the words of wisdom. NROTC is plan B. Getting into Old Dominion was enough to tide him over until the nominations came in. He's been on pins and needles ever since. "The status" could easily become an obsession.
     
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    My plan B is NROTC MO, and I've been accepted to VMI, my second choice. The stress waiting for both USNA and the scholarship certainly is extreme, and I have definitely been channeling it into exercise and academics. Thanks for the advice, it is spot on.
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    @Row2020 - Who are the two GI's in your Profile photo? Appears to be WWII vintage? Or am I way off?
     
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    @gokings814 spot on - my awesome father in law was 3rd Army (was one of Patton's bodyguards) and his older brother is on the right. They were in different units and miraculously just happened to run into each other in France. Both have since passed away but my husband's uncle lived to be 94!
     
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