Just Wondering....

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by navywife87, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. navywife87

    navywife87 Member

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    My son is a strong candidate in his own right (3 Q'd and 2 nominations) but also has a strong Navy leagcy ( Dad and Grandfather USNA grads, Grandad POW 6 years in Hanoi, Silver Star recipient) Is this something that the board will consider? Thanks for any imput!
     
  2. patentesq

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    My recollection is that there are only two places where a candidate's heritage is taken into account: (1) iduring n the interview, they ask if your parents were in the military (I think this is taken into account that the candidate know what s/he is getting into); and (2) if your parent is AD military, disable vet, or was a Medal of Honor recipient, you basically have a nomination.
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    The fact a parent or sibling is military gives a candidate a SLIGHT "bump" because USNA believes he/she has a better idea of what military life is like. Branch of service or rank is irrelevant. Being a "legacy" does not, in an of itself, have much -- if any -- effect.
     
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    That great heritage would work for me and definately be worth a second and third look at the total package. But then again, I am not on the Board. Best of Luck.:thumb:
     
  5. Whistle Pig

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    Purely speculative, but I'd venture there is zero chance that this case would be anything other than fully "understood" among the Board, given ample, make that ample, consideration, and lend substantial influence leading to a :thumb:.

    Anyone believing otherwise, email me. I've a fantastic deal on some ocean-front property in Nebraska I'd love to talk w/ you about. Let's get real on this folks, rules and regs be damned. There is no random behavior, especially in the USN. Any and all wagers in any amount will be handled that this fine young man of stellar pedigree will be a starter come I Day. Any takers? I'd beg to say it is laughable to think this is not a slam-dunk in the annals of USNA admissions history.

    The really great news here is that it is fully apparent, unlike well-known previous cases of similar ilk, this is one stellar candidate fully able to stand on his own merit. Congrats! May your outstanding record joined with an laudatory legacy of familial service lead you to perpetuating that grand tradition.
     
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  6. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Wish that it were but, I've seen little evidence that a "legacy" helps more than any other military parent/sibling affiliation. A number of my career classmates have had their well-qualified children receive turndowns.
     
  7. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    In the last 2 years, I've interviewed/know of 3 candidates who had a USNA father and were applying to both USNA and USCGA.

    All 3 were turned down by USCGA but appointed to USNA.

    My thoughts were that it must have been the legacy influence, but I guess not?
     
  8. navywife87

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    Thanks for the responses and encouragement!!! Just waiting w/everything crossed (fingers, toes ect...)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:smile::smile::smile:
     

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