NROTC vs ROTC --Reapplying, what to do...

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  1. DH2015

    DH2015 Member

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    I understand that going NROTC could get you a possible nomination to USNA as you reapply, but would doing an ROTC program and reapplying to USNA be frowned upon? I want to push hard for Navy in my new application but I am trying to figure out what will be best for next year. Maybe if I did ROTC then West Point would probably be what I should be pushing for. Any recommendations?
     
  2. DH2015

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    also, how hard is it to get nominations from ROTC or NROTC? Would It be worth it at all to do ROTC if I'm reapplying to usna?
     
  3. kinnem

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    If you want to commission as an officer in the United States Navy, whether or not you got to USNA, then yes, doing NROTC is worth it. There are nominations available from NROTC. I've seen some folks get them and other folks not. DOn't know the odds, but I believe there are only 20 available and some of those will go to JROTC folks. If you do re-apply be sure to still pursue nomination from every other available source as well.
     
  4. DH2015

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    20 available from each ROTC/NROTC source?
     
  5. usnahopeful19

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    20 noms from this pool are used by the academy is I think what kinnem meant. Each NROTC unit has 3 noms it can give to USNA (I've heard) but if it's an honor unit it can give more and to other academies. But even though each unit could give 3 noms, only 20 overall across the country will be used by USNA and that also takes from jrotc units as well.
     

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