Has anyone ever been accepted twice?

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  1. acemaverick

    acemaverick Member

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    Purely curious, but has anyone ever been accepted twice? Say if they dropped out during the summer, transferred to another school, or turned down an appointment and realized they were wrong in their decision. Just wondering if that has ever happened.
     
  2. Whistle Pig

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    Many. Especially high priority targets. I'm personally aware of 2 recently.

    All the LDS Mids are, technically, I believe. Best be a good excuse though. And "good" in the eyes of the Navy. Not the best approach for take-off or landing.
     
  3. NavyHoops

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    Yes. A handful of stories each year. My second set detailer actually resigned the last week of plebe summer and re-applied the next year and was accepted. There are always a few stories of this happening. As mentioned above, every year there are a handful of LDS Mids who leave, complete their 2 year mission, then re-apply. Most of the time the LDS Mids are re-accepted without an issue... as long as they left in good standing. My class also had a female mid who was originally 2 years ahead of us, resigned due to pregnancy and then came back. We also had someone who started in my class, was thrown out for conduct, went to the fleet and re-applied and was accepted.
     
  4. CBM72558

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    Can anyone explain the term "LDS Mid"
     
  5. NavyHoops

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    Church of Latter Day Saints... Mormons.
     
  6. AikiBudo

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    I believe they are referring to Latter Day Saints - Mormons who will sometimes leave to do missionary work.
     
  7. brandda

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    I thought pregnancy and/or children was an immediate disqualification. How did she get back in?
     
  8. Capt MJ

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    Yes, as indicated above. Mids who leave voluntarily, and in good standing, can re-apply. Of course, the hill they have to climb is doubly high, and they have to explain how they have changed to everyone along the way, demonstrate they have not wasted a year, continue to meet all standards, etc.

    The mission departures and reapplications have been going on for a long, long time, and as long as the mid departs in good standing, maintains physical readiness and good conduct, he/she is usually folded into the class two years junior to the original one.

    Female midshipmen are required to leave if pregnant. They can apply to return if they are not the guardian (the exact term escapes me), i.e., the child becomes the responsibility of someone else, and they are not paying parental support or assuming parental responsibilities. Same deal for male midshipmen who father a child. If they assume a parental role or pay child support, they must leave. These situations require lots of family support.

    I knew a mid who left during plebe summer, saying "not for me." She attended a civilian college, realized she had made the wrong decision, re-applied, climbing said hill above, and got back in the next plebe class. She was injured in the first few weeks, and was released for medical reasons. She went back to college and intense physical therapy, re-applied, and several classes behind her original class, went on to successfully gain her commission at USNA.
     

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