Enlisted Applicants

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  1. V22CrewChief

    V22CrewChief Member

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    Any enlisted applicants out there who have already been accepted to NAPS or direct? I was told I would know by April 1st but have yet to hear anything. Did you all get a letter or did your CO tell you? What if you don't get in, how did they tell you then?
     
  2. mulan50

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    Same boat. My son has yet to hear.
     
  3. Melitzank

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    I know a Marine that recently got into NAPS, not sure how he found out though.
     
  4. joelbradford525

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    Enlisted applicant

    I'm looking to starting my application up again this year class for 2018 anyone else
     
  5. TakeMyAdvice

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    A MARADMIN is released with the names selected for USNA and NAPS, also the MARADMIN states that the selected were notified via separate message. The link below will show you the FY12 message.

    The forum will not allow me to post links, however, the MARADMIN page on Marines.mil will have the message traffic posted.
     
  6. Apgallozzi

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    Hey do any of you know the process involved with detaching from my Command and then going to Annapolis. Once I receive orders to detach, does the time in between leaving and reporting to USNA depend on how much earned leave I have on the books or do we receive a certain amount of time to go home and prepare everything?
     
  7. Apgallozzi

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    I received a call from my Congressman's office because I also had a Congressional nom. But then the academy sent my letter and certificate with the other info to my command. My BGO had told me that if we weren't selected that he would be the one to inform us.
     
  8. dag0at16

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    "Hey do any of you know the process involved with detaching from my Command and then going to Annapolis. Once I receive orders to detach, does the time in between leaving and reporting to USNA depend on how much earned leave I have on the books or do we receive a certain amount of time to go home and prepare everything?"
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    Its all up to you. When I got my orders to NAPS it had a report NLT date. My command asked me when I wanted to report and how much leave I wanted to take in between. I chose to take a week of leave because I had a little more than a month saved up. One word of advice, if you don't have a lot of leave, do not go on xmas and spring leave at NAPS, otherwise, you'll be forced to stay at NAPS for the entire summer..it will suck; many of my classmates would testify to that.

    If you have any other questions, shoot me a pm or respond on this post...
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    Midshipmen USNA Class of 2016
     
  9. Apgallozzi

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    O okay that makes sense. I'm not going to NAPS so I want to use all of my leave now beforehand though. I've heard that we receive a standard 15 days. Does that time off count against our leave balance or is it in
    addition to whatever we have. I'll have 19.5 days and want to use them all
    before I-Day since I won't need them there. So will the 15 days
    leave me with 4.5 days at the end or can I take all 19.5 days in addition to
    the 15. Sorry I am making this harder than it should be, just trying to
    figure out everything.
     
  10. Apgallozzi

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    Hey I received my orders yesterday on BOL. Thanks to everyone who has helped me, if anyone has any questions about the process from the enlisted side please let me know and I would love to help.

    The biggest piece of advice I would give to you all is that you need to put in HARD work every single day in your division (or respective unit). If your chain doesn't have your back then don't get your hopes up. Even if you routed the package yourself, the CO will talk to the CMC who will talk to your LCPO to find out out what kind of person you are. If you put in work, get all of your quals, do all the crap assignments, and put in the extra effort it gets noticed very fast. When I received my endorsement from the CO I had been on board for about 3.5 months. But my chain had my back from my Hangar bay PO up through the Air Department Officer. My Dept LCPO said that in 3 months I did far more than most sailors do in a year. I got there and from day one told everyone my goal and acted as if I was being evaluated 24/7. I stayed after my shift a few hours, got more quals in my division than some sailors who had been aboard for 1-2 years. And my hard work was noticed and they really had my back and gave me great recommendations. When the CMC said I hadn't been aboard long enough my chain rallied together and defended me. It all comes down to your performance and commitment to this goal. It's certianly not easy and I've gained a WORLD of perspective, patience, and humility since my time at USMMA.

    If you don't work for them then they won't work for you. If you have anymore questions or would like any advice please fee lfree to comment. Sorry that was a bit long winded. Just my $0.02.
     
  11. kinnem

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    Congratulations! Truly, truly well deserved.
     
  12. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    You will hear it your entire career...."past performance is indicative of future performance" and the CO (and chain of command) won't recommend you for any commissioning programs if they don't see/think you have what it takes. If you are applying from the Fleet, as apgallozzi has stated, be sure to go above and beyond the expectations, work hard, be proactive on qualifications, strive to work at the next higher paygrade, seek positions of responsibility and leadership, volunteer for community outreach programs, etc. You should also speak to other officers and understand what it means to be one.

    You can better believe it that the military officers, sitting on the Admissions Board (and any civilians with prior military experience), are looking for those items in the CO's recommendations.
     
  13. joelbradford525

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    I just wanted to say thanks. All the advice and insight I have learned from these message boards has really cleared up the process and what I have to do. I too told everybody in my immediate chain of command my goals when I got to my command and they told me their expectations. These expectations were exactly what apgallozzi has said in his post. I am on my way this year to complete the application and am actually hoping to go to NAPS next year. As long as I get through completing this rough application I know my chain of command has my back. Thank you for giving me some examples of how enlisted applicants have made it and tips. I hope to meet you at USNA soon.
     
  14. Apgallozzi

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    Hey I hope to see you there too. If you have any questions about the process send me a pm. I'll make sure to log on when I can during the year. Good luck!
     
  15. Thorjaleco

    Thorjaleco Tjaleco

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    Usna app

    First off congratulations to everyone who got picked up. I do have a few questions to clear things up.

    With academics? How strong was your transcript, gpa and test scores? college classes?
    How many letters of recommendations did you have?
    When did you turn your application in? And how long was the whole process?

    Just some background of myself.

    Joined the navy jan 2012. Became a corpsman, graduated top of my class, got stationed in naval hospital rota. Been here 9 months. Picked up 3rd last cycle. Taking college classes gpa 3.8
    Before the navy: hs gpa was 3.5 weighted 2.8 unweighted. Took all the "recommended" math, English and science with average grades. Honors graduate. Top 25 percentile of class

    I'm just in the beginning stages of my applications. I've requested letters of recommendations from an 0-3 and 0-4 (usna alumni). My chain of command is pretty good, so hopefully they support me. Took my SATs and waiting on scores. I'm also trying to get a congressional recommendation, but Idk if I can since I live in Spain.

    Thanks for your help. Any info would be great. Congrats again
     
  16. navypilot

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    First of all: good luck. You certainly seem to be approaching it with the right attitude.
    You can get a congressional nomination because you still belong to a state somewhere; your home of record. And, you vote for said congressional representatives and they should treat you with the same level of interest as candidates still in HS. If there is a requirement for an interview, they will work with you to either waive it or do it via skype (While stationed overseas DD did one on skype...even cleaned her room for it!)
     
  17. Thorjaleco

    Thorjaleco Tjaleco

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    Great, thank you. I am starting my congressional nomination application.
     
  18. joelbradford525

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    Thorjaleco - Hey I too am applying this year. I just picked up third last cycle as well ( first time up) your background seems to be pretty on track with the other profiles I have read that have made it. I know a big portion has to do with your COs recommendation as well. Expect to go to the prep school especially if you have been out of school for a year or over. I would actually prefer to go to the prep it is a good way to get back in to the swing if things and I don't see any reason to rush it, it can only prepare you more for your success at USNA. Keep me updated I will do the same
     
  19. Thorjaleco

    Thorjaleco Tjaleco

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    joelbradford525

    Thanks and good luck to you. I'll definitely keep you posted, I glanced at your background info and it looks pretty good too. Right now im just doing alot of waiting. I'm waiting for my SAT scores to come back and my letters of recommendations. I plan on applying for congressional nominations as well. Take it easy bro.
     
  20. Thorjaleco

    Thorjaleco Tjaleco

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    Feedback and input

    Thanks. Yeah keep me updated. My age prevents me from going to NAPS. It's kind of now or never as far as the USNA for me. My goal is still to become an officer and I think the USNA will be the best path, but in case it does not fall in my favor, I will use other resources. How far along are you?
     

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