Can you go to USNA if you already went to Officer Candidate School?

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  1. EagleScout95

    EagleScout95 Member

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    Hello

    In the event, I get denied admission to USNA and get selected for Platoon Leaders Course and attend Marine Corps officer candidate school this summer, does that void any possibility of applying for USNA again? I am 20 years old.
     
  2. NavyHoops

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    Never seen this question asked and I have no idea. My guess is yes, but probably has to have some sort of waiver. Your OSO would probably know this officially answer. You would also need a lot of good responses of why you would essentially want to start over again when you have a path to commission.
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    I agree with NavyHoops. My DS was nominated to a SA but did not get in. I asked him if he wanted to reapply, and his attitude was a Service Academy was only one route to reach his goal of becoming an infantry officer. He is now an MSI in AROTC and thinks it would be going backward and losing a year of his life to reapply. The point is that he regarded the SA's as an intermediate step toward the destination; not the final goal itself.
     
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    PLC is usually 2 summers or 1 long one. Guessing you are currently a college sophomore and will be going for your first summer in 2016? Normally you don't go to OCS until after sophomore year so you would know your appointment or not prior to this. If you got a no, went to OCS, then applied again after junior year you would be starting back over after 3 years of college. That is tough, but it's a personal decision and if you have your reasons and Can articulate them then good on ya.
     
  5. MiddyB

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    I can answer this. I was in PLC before I accepted my appointment to USNA. If you get denied this time and go to PLC Juniors and then get accepted, you can still accept your appointment but there is a lot of paperwork involved in separating from PLC. At least there was for me.

    I was a freshman and was contracted Marine Ground and was selected for PLC Juniors for the summer before sophomore year. But, I also received appointment. I had to first separate and then accept appointment. It's a hassle and I'm sure your OSO and staff won't be happy considering how much work they did for you to get selected but if its what you want then its what you want. Personally, if I had gone to Juniors and I was a sophomore only a few years away from commissioning then I wouldn't do the Academy.

    PM me if you have specific questions.
     

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