Gently Used and Formerly Loved USNA Gear for Sale!

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by NTWLF ONE, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. NTWLF ONE

    NTWLF ONE Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    72
    FOR SALE! 34 year collection of USNA gear, including polo shirts, jackets, foam fingers, cowbells and even an authentic “B Robe”. Size: Adult Size Men’s MED.

    18 year collection of boys USNA clothing, including jumpers, bibs, t-shirts, Navy Football Jerseys, Soccer and Baseball camp t-shirts. Also included a complete set of Naval Academy Summer Seminar (NASS) gear! Size: Infant to Adult Men’s LG.

    Sold separately: A complete set of MIDN shoulder boards and collar devices. An ideal gift for a USNA graduate and 30 year career Naval Officer to pass on to his son.

    Regular sale closes on 1 May 2016. All gear remaining will be disposed of properly using the TWE as kindling…
     
  2. murfthesurf

    murfthesurf DS - USNA 2020

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2015
    Messages:
    570
    Likes Received:
    622
  3. EOD/SEALmom

    EOD/SEALmom Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2015
    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    458
    Ouch....
     
  4. FalconsRock

    FalconsRock Parent

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2015
    Messages:
    772
    Likes Received:
    537
    So sorry :(
     
  5. NTWLF ONE

    NTWLF ONE Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    72
    I thought a little "dry" humor would be a good way to express my utter and complete disappointment with my Alma Mater...
     
    informe and FalconsRock like this.
  6. Falcon A

    Falcon A Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2014
    Messages:
    592
    Likes Received:
    601
    Been there. . .

    What and where is Plan B?
     
  7. katwswim

    katwswim Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2016
    Messages:
    176
    Likes Received:
    114
    Devastating! So sorry!
     
  8. navyblueandgold2020

    navyblueandgold2020 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2016
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    10
    I am so sorry too !!
     
  9. Just Dad

    Just Dad Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2015
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    132
    I'm sorry man.
    I can't help but point out how far ahead your kid is. He stood ready to commit to a 9 year obligation at the age of 18! He voluntarily set about an admissions process that required extensive paper work, physicals, and high pressure face to face interviews. He entered into an evaluation process that extended beyond grades and ACT scores.... to athletics, character and commitment. In that process he Won a nomination to the USNA. He put heart and soul on the line, where most kids were content to just submit scores and a writing sample to colleges they like. Everyone hears "No's" along the way, but I'd bank on any kid with the stuff to take a shot at: USNA, USAFA, USMA, USCGA.

    Appointees, TWE, Wait listed..........Everybody who has a kid with the guts and the record to get past the nomination process has a WINNER on their hand's.

    On to plan B ------- He will kick as*!---------- If I know it, I'm sure you do too. "We do but turn another page"

     
  10. Blondie1

    Blondie1 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2013
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    175
    My heart goes out to you and your family. Always thought there should be some bonus for a legacy.
     
  11. Next Generation

    Next Generation Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    138
    Those of us who were disappointed by TWEs can't even come close to this. So sorry...

    Any chance he'll give it some time and reapply next year? Seems like too special a legacy to let go without another try...
     
    Mom529 and GoNavy2020 like this.
  12. Trigger

    Trigger Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2015
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    20
    I don't think being a "legacy" means anything anymore. We can get our DD or DS a presidential nomination just like 800+ other candidates who has a parent who also qualifies. And being a grad itself doesn't do it, must also be active or retired like anyone else.

    Maybe back in the day legacy carried some weight in the admissions process but those days are long gone. I think the fact that the current senior admissions officer is not a USNA alum, she was ROTC, is an indicator of what legacy status means to USNA leadership and USNA admissions.
     
    3boysandadog likes this.
  13. Jcc123

    Jcc123 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    Messages:
    894
    Likes Received:
    285
    @Trigger - I feel for OP as well, although as @Just Dad said, the kid is far ahead of his peers and will likely be successful wherever he lands.

    Regardless, surely you didn't mean to disparage a Naval officer for graduating from *gasp* ROTC instead of USNA? Or mean to imply that the USNA should only hire grads? Because that's what it sounded like.
     
    Dial the gate and Pima like this.
  14. Hurricane12

    Hurricane12 USNA 2012

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2011
    Messages:
    742
    Likes Received:
    122
    Why should USNA owe you, or any other grad, anything?

    I get being disappointed but come on.
     
  15. katwswim

    katwswim Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2016
    Messages:
    176
    Likes Received:
    114
    Please stop being harsh, I'm sure letting go of the anguish is all that was done here, also it was done on a board that she/he thought would understand.
    No one owes us in life, but when you pay your dues all your life it's normal to think in the end it will lead to your dreams and goals. The pain of disappointment is real no one here should be adding to it.
     
  16. Blondie1

    Blondie1 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2013
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    175
    Thank you, and well said.
     
    Zmansmom and katwswim like this.
  17. Pima

    Pima Parent

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2007
    Messages:
    12,810
    Likes Received:
    957
    NTWLF,

    USNA's loss is his plan B college's gain, as well as their ROTC detachment. Not disparage USNA and their grads, but remember that unlike decades ago, many flag officers came from the ROTC world...one quickly comes to mind....Colin Powell.
    Obtw I thought your post was hysterical.

    @Trigger, I am with JCC. You may have not intended to make it appear that you look down on ROTC, but that was an ouch. Plus, the fact is appointments are based on a WCS and has very little to do with that ROTC commissioned admissions officer...either the candidates score (SAT, cgpa, CFA, , etc) was high enough to beat the other 9 on the slate or it wasn't.
     
    katwswim likes this.
  18. Dadx4

    Dadx4 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2015
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    48
    Wow. Your DSs TWE is so surprising given your strong career and family history. DD also received TWE this am. I'm a career Naval Officer too but not USNA grad. Best of luck for Plan B!
     
    katwswim likes this.
  19. Pima

    Pima Parent

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2007
    Messages:
    12,810
    Likes Received:
    957
    The end is not here. Note my tag line...there is no such thing as an ending, it is just a place where you leave the story.

    My kid was an AF brat, son of an O5 ROTC grad. He intentionally chose the ROTC scholarship over USAFA. I am proud to say he loved his college, his detachment, and had no regrets. He is now an O2 pilot, which was his true dream and goal.

    If his true dream is to attend USNA than he still has @5 more years before that ends.

    NTWLF,
    As a career officer I am sure you know what it takes to be a great officer, and if you think about it, your DS got the 1st lesson...what do you do when the mission plan falls apart? You don't give up, you move onto the contingency plan.

    You know this, and it sucks to go to the contingency, BUT that doesn't mean the mission's goal will not be met. In this case was the goal to commission Navy or only to get the BFE. I hope it was the first and not the latter. However, either answer still leaves you at the mission is still viable, because everyone here will tell you that SAs love reapplicants.
    ~ In VA, when Eric Cantor was in office he was known to give principals, and if there was a reapplicant on the slate they were going to get it over the 1st time applicant.
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2016
  20. katwswim

    katwswim Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2016
    Messages:
    176
    Likes Received:
    114
    I agree, when I used the word end there, it meant the end of that particular dream, but I am so glad you pointed it out because in the mist of that disappointment it can feel like the end, however i love your signature: There is no such thing as an ending, it is just a place where you leave the story.
     
    GoNavy2020 likes this.

Share This Page