NAPSters!!

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  1. MM3 Kim

    MM3 Kim Member

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    Hey to all you who will be in the Naps class of 09 and are wondering what its like up here then PM me or something cuz there are only 26 priors who will be in this years class and we all reported today so if u have any questions how it is just lemme kno! Look forward to meeting you all on Iday!!

    MM3 Dylan T Kim USN
     
  2. 2012mom?

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    OK, I hope this isn't too silly a question, but are NAPSters considered active duty, as Mids are? If so, what rank/rate do NAPSters have?
     
  3. navy_clarinet_mom

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    Yes, NAPSters are considered active duty. They are paid the rank of E-1 unless they are prior enlisted and then the priors are paid their current rate less any special duty pay they were receiving.

    Good luck NAPS Class of 2009.
     
  4. pknguyen44

    pknguyen44 USNA '13, NAPS '09

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    Well, here we are getting ready for I-day and INDOC. Keep us in your prayers everyone!!
     
  5. gabridge

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    NAPS Class of 1976

    Best deal ever in my life. I wouldn't trade that year for anything. Accept that knucklehead Montel Williams being in my class.
     
  6. Just_A_Mom

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    Oh my you aren't kidding! This I never would have guessed. I confess, I am not big on watching daytime talk shows and don't recall ever having watched his show.
    So I looked him up on Wikipedia
    Montel Williams not only went to NAPS- he was the first African American to be accepted to NAPS -
    here is the rest if anyone is interested.

     
  7. gabridge

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    BS on the First African American at NAPS.

    NO WAY!

    Navy has used NAPS as a Red Shirt year for athletes long before Montel came to the scene.

    Many African Americans came before him, I know I played football with them.

    But I am not surprised he claims that. BTW he was an enlisted Marine when he came there but yet he took a commission in the Navy when he graduated.
     
  8. Just_A_Mom

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    hey - consider the source, it's Wikipedia. He doesn't necessarily make the claim, it's just what someone wrote.
     
  9. Zaphod

    Zaphod Founding Member

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    Some civilians come in as an E-2 if, as in my case, they've had two years of JROTC. From what I've read in other threads, Eagle Scout offers a similar opportunity.

    When I graduated NAPS, it was as an E-3.

    Yep. Montel is both NAPS and USNA, and proudly so. He briefly had a phenominal TV series where he played a USNA grad who returned to his former High School as the Principal. It didn't last one season, I'm sorry to say. In every episode, he wore something USNA. It was one hell of a free ad campaign.

    As for his daytime talk show, I've not seen much, but what I have seen has put him WAY above all the other garbage that passes as intelligent talk on daytime TV. He puts Oprah and the rest to shame.

    If my sample size is so small that it skews the data, I'm willing to be corrected, but he has always struck me as a pretty stand-up guy.

    I don't know if he was actually the first black to graduate NAPS or not.
     
  10. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    No he wasn't, but I think he was the first black enlisted Marine to graduate NAPS.
     
  11. gabridge

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    NAPS has been around a long while. I beleive, before Newport it was in Brunswick GA. Many fine African Amercans have graced the halls for years prior to 1975. The Navy and USMC were integrated way before the country got on the bandwagon. As a 1976 grad of NAPS we had to play the Navy plebes in football and I can assure you they had African American Napsters on that squad. While Montel is a star, he is not a pioneer the way Wikipedia presents it. If you want to see real African American heroes from NAPS check out Admiral Earl Gay NAPS class of 1976. Great leader, great man (horrible swimmer - swam like a kitchen fork) and someone all his friends and classmates admire.
     
  12. Luigi59

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    NAPS was at USNTC Bainbridge (Maryland) before Newport.
     

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