Abbreviation

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  1. Sulley's Mom

    Sulley's Mom Member

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    Can anyone tell me where the abbreviation "M/N" comes from? Is it something that USMMA parents invented?

    The OPNAV Glossary of Abbreviations, USNA, and NROTC all abbreviate midshipman as "MIDN."

    Just curious.

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  2. tankercaptain

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    The abbreviation M/N was been in use at Kings Point since they changed the Corps of Cadets into the Regiment of Midshipman. The abbreviation traces back to Cadet/Midshipman C/M rank which you will still see on sea projects today.
     
  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    You'll also see the abbreviations for ranks vary between services. A captain in the Army is a CPT. In the Coast Guard or Navy its a CAPT (although, they are not the same pay grade.)

    Some services use 1st Lt. some 1LT... and no one service is "right" while the others are wrong.
     
  4. Sulley's Mom

    Sulley's Mom Member

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    After Acceptance Day, are they then M/N 4/c as well as Plebes?
     
  5. thohill

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    No. they do not become Midshipmen until Recognition in the spring.
     
  6. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    Militarily speaking yes, Regimentally speaking no.
     

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