Company and Alpha Code

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Ncn1596, May 28, 2015.

  1. Ncn1596

    Ncn1596 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2014
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have submitted all of my PTR information and am wondering when I will know my company and mailing address for plebe summer, and when will I know my alpha code. Is all of that given to me on I-Day, or will I notified of all that in advance?

    Thanks, Noah
     
  2. Juvat

    Juvat Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2014
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    83
    I do not believe this information will be available until I-Day.
     
  3. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2011
    Messages:
    3,093
    Likes Received:
    2,452
    The mailing address doesn't change. Just need your plebe summer company and platoon. Get those all I Day. Used to be the first station in Alumni Hall.
     
  4. 2018midmom

    2018midmom Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2013
    Messages:
    301
    Likes Received:
    68
    You should receive your company info prior to IDay. The alpha code will be given on IDay.
     
  5. goldtrim3

    goldtrim3 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2013
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    18
    DS received his company assignment about a week before IDay. The alpha code was on IDay
     
  6. USNA 19 DAD

    USNA 19 DAD Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2015
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    87
    Did I read somewhere that most will keep same company after PS, or most will get moved?
     
  7. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2011
    Messages:
    3,093
    Likes Received:
    2,452
    They will remain in the same company after PS. The difference is the number you associate with their platoon during PS will become their company. During PS they combine two platoons to make a company. So there are 15 companies during PS and 30 platoons. So Alpha company will have 1st and 2nd platoon. During the academic year the Alpha part disappears, it's just 1st and 2nd company.
     
    USNA 19 DAD likes this.
  8. batorthopa

    batorthopa Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2014
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    6
    If this info is available a week prior to I day, how do they find out? Is it sent to them in email? On portal?
     
  9. pknguyen44

    pknguyen44 USNA '13, NAPS '09

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2007
    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    24
    Usually by mail
     
  10. USNA 19 DAD

    USNA 19 DAD Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2015
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    87
    Alpha arrived today for DS via email.
     
  11. USNA 19 DAD

    USNA 19 DAD Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2015
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    87
    Nope. Alpha and Company. Arrived in email advising DS's address for Summer.
     
  12. THS

    THS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2014
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    109
    DS received an email addressed "Dear parent or guardian of a member of the Class of 2019" on Jun 3 that included his company and platoon, and mailing address during plebe summer. As I understand it, the platoon is the company when the school year begins.
     
  13. THS

    THS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2014
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    109
    Sorry, he received the email on Jun 23
     
  14. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2011
    Messages:
    3,093
    Likes Received:
    2,452
    Honestly it's not a big deal. Knowing the company and platoon allows packages to be dropped in the mail ASAP. He will get alpha code the moment he walks in the door and write it a hundred times before he is even in white works. Heck it wasn't that long ago none use knew any of this info before we reported.
     
  15. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2011
    Messages:
    3,093
    Likes Received:
    2,452
    Totally natural. For so long I Day seemed like it would never get there, then all of a sudden it's here. Most kids get that way. I was one of those who only had a few days between graduation and I Day, so I had been kept pretty busy. I wish I had a much longer break, but it did keep my mind off things.

    As much as these boards are great, they can sort of have the opposite effect too. Since none of this existed for us, what we didn't know, we simply didn't know!
     
    Sprintmom likes this.
  16. MammaMia

    MammaMia Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2014
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    97
    Can someone confirm if "alpha code" refers to their PS company or their unique identifier while at the Academy (example: P123456)? I have seen two different uses of this term. Thanks.
     
  17. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2011
    Messages:
    3,093
    Likes Received:
    2,452
    No has nothing to do with company or platoon. It will be m19xxxx.

    M stands for Mid
    19 is class year
    The next four are a 4 digit number. It is done alphabetically.

    Everything they own will eventually have this number on it. Every grad regardless of year can yell this number out without a second thought.
     
    MammaMia likes this.
  18. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2011
    Messages:
    3,093
    Likes Received:
    2,452
    Be careful, they might just start shouting it out like when they hit a bulkhead! Then it's a hot mess!
     
  19. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    735
    Likes Received:
    79
    The alpha number will be their email address.

    m16XXXX@usna.edu

    Of course, they won't get email until after the summer. Good to know though.
     

Share This Page