Marine Officer

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by jotis0226, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. jotis0226

    jotis0226 New Member

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    Hi my name Jonathan and I want to go to the naval academy and become a 2nd Lt. In the marines. How would I start off to make my dream come true. I am a soft more in high school. Do I need to join the marines in high school? Please email me your answers at jotis0226@aol.com. Thank you
     
  2. time2

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    I would start by reading about the academy/military and application process at the official USNA website. Lots of great information there.

    http://www.usna.edu/homepage.php

    You can also search back on numerous topics on this site on the most commonly asked subjects. Really, no one needs to email you as the information is readily available on the internet. (Your second year in h.s. is spelled 'sophomore').
     
  3. LongAgoPlebe

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    A tenth-grader in high school should also probably know he is a sophomore, not a soft more.
     
  4. jotis0226

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    I know how to spell sophomore, my spell correction is on and it thought I was typing something else and second I really don't need hardship right now ok man. I am doing this because my brother died in Afghanistan by an IED. So I am really doing this for him.
     
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    Hey man that is a very honorable thing to do. Make sure this is something you really want to do it is going to take a lot of hard work. If you really want this you will find a way to obtain it. There are multiple routes. Really dig deep and see if this is what YOU want in life. Read and read and read everything about the academy and make sure that is the route and way you want to go and even if the military is for you. Answers and examples are right there for you just look and you will see all the information you need is there. The USNA website is a great place to start. Just soak up everything you need to know and be ready to work your *** off. Get a mentality you will not gove up no matter what. That is if you really decide it is for you. Good luck man!
     
  6. Ex.BT.USN

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    jotis0226

    Jonathan,

    Thank you for your brothers service, he gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.

    You will find a lot of help on this forum regarding your goals. Forget the spelling every person that has written something has done the same thing. The one piece of advise I will give is make sure your grammar and spelling are perfect on your applications, I'm certain you would do this anyway.

    Lets get to what is really important and that is your goal. There are a few options to becoming an officer the Academy is one way. Please take the time to look at the NROTC scholarship application it is another road to consider. Applying for both is highly rec. The third option is OCS, go to college get your degree and apply for officer candidate school. Start your research.

    For now keep digging on the forum, look for responses from moderators and senior posters that can give you some clear direction. Get some reading material. My son purchased "The Naval Academy Candidate Book." It is a great read for both you and your parents.

    You will find that sports, leadership, grades, class rank, GPA (more class rank than GPA) and community & school involvement play a very big roll on the application and decision process.

    SAT & ACT scores are also very important, take a look at what the expectations are and start preping for the test. I can tell you that a 700+ or 30+ in each area should be your goal.

    During your Jr. year you will have the opportunity to apply for the Naval Academy Summer Seminar. Apply, apply, apply... I can tell you first hand that my son just simply loved everything about it. Look up NASS and get the details.

    Please take my advise as a foundation of direction, personal thought, and not what you should be doing. There may be a few that disagree or have better advise, use all the advise to your advantage for what works best for you. The main idea is to try and just give you a little direction. I cant say it enough look for the moderator responses. There will also be some experienced responses from others. They will not tell you what to do but they will give excellent guidance, insight and feedback on direction.

    The application process is a lot of work there is no waiting. My son is at it every day. He makes lists of what needs to be done or what he has to follow-up on.

    Start your research, I hope this helps...
     
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