Midshipman Candidates to Plebes

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  1. cacandidate2015

    cacandidate2015 Member

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    When are Midshipman Candidates recognized as Plebes? Is it when they take the Oath or at the conclusion of Plebe Summer.
     
  2. Navy Mom

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    You are treated like a plebe when you start the walk towards Alumni Hall on Iday, once you walk though those doors...game on! Some say you are a plebe until Herndon, others say it's when you see the chapel dome upon return of your summer cruise.

    Search for videos on Iday.

    I guess I should clarify, Herndon is in May. So, you are a plebe for almost an entire year!
     
  3. cacandidate2015

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    I understand that a new Midshipman is a Plebe until Herndon, but when are you actually considered a Midshipmen at the Academy instead of a Candidate?
     
  4. Navy Mom

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    Wow, I'm not an expert but maybe this will help answer your question. When I addressed mail to my son (even during plebe summer) it has always been sent as:

    MIDN 4/c

    But what exact moment on Iday that you become a Mid....I do not know.
    You are definitely treated as a plebe as you walk through the doors....motivation by detailers and all!
     
  5. USNA2016Dad

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    Once you take the Oath of Office, you are in the US Navy and your rank is Midshipman. Until that point, you are a civilian.
     
  7. 1964BGO

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    When your plebe gets his/her ID card, it will state the rank is Midshipman. BTW, this is one of many features of the USN that is carried over from the British Navy.
     

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