Children of deceased or disabled vets

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  1. john reiber

    john reiber New Member

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    I am currently in the process of applying to the naval academy. My father served in the viatnam war in 65' and was shot twice. As a result he is now 100% and permenantly disabled. I am applying for that specific nomination. Will this help my chances of getting into the academy at all? It says up to 65 midshipmen may be in attendance at the academy based on nominations as children of 100% war vets. Thanks!!!!
     
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    IF the VA has determined the disability to have been service connected and not less than 100% AND you are fully qualified (scholastically, physically and medically) - then YES! It does help your chances!

    From US Code:
    Bottom line - if this describes your father and the Academy wants to offer you an appointment, they will.
     
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    65 selected by what exam are they talking about? does this mean SAT scores or something else?

    thank you for the response it is very insightful
     
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    By order of merit from examination of your application package.
    the number of 65 is how many can be in the whole brigade which translates to roughly 16/year.
    Basically, if they had more than this many interested they would be selected by order or merit of the candidate - as opposed to say, rank of the parent. Therefore the child of an admiral doesn't have a greater chance than a child of a petty officer in selection by virtue of birth.
     
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    Thank you so much you have offered some great insight to my questions. I was wondering if you knew how many people are addmitted to the academy each year based on this specific nomination?
     
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    She already said 65 slots is roughly 16 a year.
     
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    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    That is how many they "can" have...I think the OP is looking for information as to how many "actually" are.

    On another note to the OP....even though you seem to qualify for this status I think it would still be prudent to apply through the normal chains as well. Never hurts to maximize your visibility.
     
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    Yes I am applying for all other nominations that I am eligible for
     
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    talk to your BGO but I don't think any of the academies have close to the number of 65.
    If for some reason the Naval Academy will have net the quota of 65 they won't be able to admit you in that category but you could compete for a Congressional nomination.

    You should definitely discuss your situation with your BGO and an officer in the admissions office.
     

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