Active or reserve duty after USMMA?

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  1. Lempard

    Lempard New Member

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    Can I serve in the navy as an active duty officer after USMMA or I should serve as an reserve officer.
     
  2. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    Your choice ... entirely up to you.
     
  3. Usnavy2019

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    I have heard that Active Duty is a choice offered to you upon graduation. I have also heard that you must apply and be accepted to commission AD. Which one is it? I would like to go Navy or Coast Guard. Also, as a side question, do you know how many flight slots are available usually for each one of the branches?
     
  4. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    You do not have to go active duty out of Kings Point (or apply for active duty for that matter).

    Flight slots will vary from year to year. As far as I know KP has no guaranteed flight slots; however, several midshipmen will select aviation every year in each of the branches.
     
  5. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    Just to be clear ... AD out of KP is totally and completely by choice. You can if you want to, but you have zero obligation to.

    If AD is your choice, you will need to seek out the service rep on board and submit an application with them for your service of choice. It is not "a choice offered to you" in the sense that you get a little love note from the services with little boxes to check "YES" or "NO". AD is not a default option for you to turn down.
     
  6. kdbax

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    Active Duty should be approached the same way you would approach any other job opportunity. You need to apply for it, and the service branch can accept or reject you.
     

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