Lost Opportunity

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by LAP, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. LAP

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    If a kid has good academics, good leadership and extracurriculars but has one serious blemish on their record do they still have a chance of getting into any of the acadamies? The blemish was a result of drinking alcohol at a JROTC drill meet. The punishment was 5 day suspension from school, loss of JROTC rank and company commander position, removal from JROTC rifle team. This was an isolated incident but obviosly showed very poor judgement. Does the kid still have a chance or did he throw it away? He is a high school junior.
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Maybe yes, maybe no. Honestly, no one on this site can tell you. USNA has a "Character Board" that evaluates incidents such as this one. Alcohol issues are viewed with great seriousness as USNA has learned that many other problems stem from that one.

    The Character Board considers the facts of the incident, when it occurred, what the individual may have learned from it, what happened afterward, etc. Even is we had all of those facts -- and I suggest you NOT share them publicly -- we still aren't the ones who make the decision.

    I can only advise you to be honest, to move forward with the application and see what happens.
     
  3. LAP

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    Please delete this thread and the identical one in USMA if possible.
    Thank you
     

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