A potentially missed opportunity...?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by santech14, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. santech14

    santech14 New Member

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    Ever since my last post on this forum (which by the way, thank you to everyone who replied and gave advice in that thread), the possibility of transferring schools has been plaguing my mind. Now, as my Freshman year is coming to an end, that possibility has become a reality. I shall put this briefly.

    I am transferring to either one of two schools around my area, because I feel that I will not be able to perform well in my current school. In spite of how the USNA does not discriminate the quality of a person's school, I'd rather transfer than stay. As of now, I'm about to enroll into the school that I had intended to transfer to from the beginning, but after discovering some information about the other school, I'm a bit reluctant.

    School Y, the other school, has an NJROTC program with connections to the U.S. Naval Academy. Whereas, School X, the school I'm planning to transfer to, has an excellent education system but no NJROTC. However, the crowd and academics over at School Y are very similar to my current school. Not to mention, I have this vibe that I might get distracted if I transfer over there.

    So, anyways, I guess what this all boils down to is will I be missing an opportunity for leadership or career experience if I don't transfer to School Y for the program? I apologize if this sounds stupid or confusing. The deadline for my transfer is coming up soon..
     
  2. pknguyen44

    pknguyen44 USNA '13, NAPS '09

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    Plenty of other leadership opportunities in school clubs and sports. Don't really need NJROTC in my opinion.
     
  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    +1 to pknguyen44. Make your decision based on other factors, not NJROTC.
     
  4. Rossi

    Rossi New Member

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    Leadership ??

    Santech14 -

    I think the real question you need to answer is what your long term goals are. Reading your post, it's not clear to me whether you are really wanting to pursue a military career?? Everyone who has come out of a service academy will tell you that the #1 learning is Leadership. This is a core competency that every service academy graduate possesses and one that is in high demand years after these individuals leave military service.

    As others have stated, the leadership skill can be cultivated in many ways and you don't have to attend an academy to learn it. My recommendation is to sit down and prioritize what's important to you, then look at your schooling options to determine the best path to get there.
     
  5. santech14

    santech14 New Member

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    @Rossi

    I already have a solid idea of what my long term goals are. But, yes, I do think I need to set my priorities to get there. After reading my post, I didn't know what I was thinking at the moment. Stressed probably.
     

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