Does USNA count as service time?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by DC1220, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. DC1220

    DC1220 Member

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    Do the four years at usna count as service time for the navy and marine corps? I know you're issued a DOD card and you receive some sort of salary.
     
  2. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    This becomes a complicated question in some instances, but if you are asking if it counts towards retirement and pay calculations the basic answer is no.

    there are very specific situations where it can.

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  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    It doesn't count toward MILITARY retirement or pay.... but it DOES count toward federal servcie time (the two are related, but not the same).
     
  4. DC1220

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    Thanks for the replies, I was wondering because when I reapply, ill either be reapplying a year or two years(might finish my AA at the community college im currently going to) meaning ill either be class 2019, or 2020 and a lot of people who I know are commissioning will have already commissioned since im supposed to be class of 2018. Does it count towards rank, or will I mainly be the same rank as those who graduated in 2018?
     
  5. gonavy14

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    The 4 years at the Academy do not count towards anything as far as the military is concerned. They don't count toward promotions or pay. The only case where those 4 years count for anything is if after you get out of the Navy you chose to go into another federal job. Then those 4 years would count toward retirement from the other federal job.
     
  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    The clock for your rank as an officer only starts once you've commissioned as an officer. At the Naval Academy that clock starts the day you graduate. If your buddies graduate two years ahead of you, they are two years ahead in the promotion schedule.

    Consider your rank before commission as one big blob of "midshipman" and not as "a 4/c" or "a 3/c".... the promotion clock starts once you graduate and get your commission.
     
  7. MemberLG

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    You have to purchase that time to get credit for federal employee retirement.
     

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