NROTC to USNA

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Losttime, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Losttime

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    Greetings everyone!

    Currently, I am a 3/C Midshipman on NROTC scholarship. I applied for the Academy for the class of 2017 and got denied. My current goal is to commission into NSW and I have come to terms that my best shot at getting a slot at BUD/s would be to attend the Academy. I just sent in the preliminary application and I have a lot of ground to cover as I will not be at my physical residence to receive my candidate information until JAN 04. Also, my only nomination sources at this point can be ROTC and VP. Does anyone know if the Navy will require me to pay back my NROTC scholarship if I receive and accept an appointment to USNA?
     
  2. John Patrick

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    If your good enough to branch NSW it won't matter where you received your commission from. The academy does have a more rigorous screening process that better prepares midshipmen for seal training, but in terms of selection the academy will not be much better than NROTC. In other words, stay in NROTC and be an all star and you'll be just fine.
     
  3. Spud

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    What am I missing here? You will be at your residence after Jan 04? 04? Your only sources of nomination is VP and ROTC? You have a legal place of residence that is covered by a US Representative and 2 Senators? What's the matter with them?

    No, you do not have to pay back a NROTC scholarship if you are appointed to USNA.
     
  4. kinnem

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    @Spud I expect he missed the deadlines.
    @Losttime I agree with John Patrick. I personally know of a midshipman who passed the SEAL screener summer of his rising senior year and branched SEALs this year. It is within reach via NROTC.
     
  5. Losttime

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    @Spud I am currently on Winter Break at my parents house. My legal residence is in my college town at a home I currently rent. At this point, I have missed the deadlines for congressional nominations as they are in October/November. Thank you for answering my question about the scholarship, I appreciate it.

    @kinnem My concern isn't passing the SEAL screener through NROTC, it is the experience and mental/physical development I can achieve at the Academy. I believe that through the Academy, I will be a much stronger candidate to make it not only through the screener, but BUD/s itself. At my home Unit, we have not commissioned anyone into NSW for at least a decade. The two MIDNS that attended the screener this summer felt very disadvantaged. (Relative to the Academies or schools such as UCSD).
     
  6. kinnem

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    Understand and continuing in NROTC is the obvious backup plan. Ultimately though I think it depends on your determination and work ethic and not where you are, but I can see where USNA might be more helpful in terms of mentors.
     
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    OP, understand the path you are trying to take and why. USNA does get more SEAL spots than NROTC also. USNA is above 35 these days and I believe ROTC has not matched that as these numbers have increased over the last 10 years or so. USNA's success rate at BUDS is also a draw, which means USNA is doing something right in the selection process and prep. And purely my opinion, but being in an environment with tons of like minded folks and knowing who are competing against does help push you along. Its always helpful to have a Chief and LT who have done the process and helping to prepare you. Bottom line is you are behind severely on the application and nom path. Not having MOC noms does hurt, but you aren't out of the running. You need to get on the application yesterday and make it your primary focus.
     

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