nuclear power school

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  1. teddy

    teddy Member

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    Does anyone know if the same standards apply to the nuclear power school regarding medical to get accepted to this school.
    Any other recomendations regarding the school?
    Would appreciate any input.
     
  2. Zaphod

    Zaphod Founding Member

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    Are you asking because you'd like to attend NPS after USNA, or because you think you can attend NPS in lieu of USNA?

    I ask because if you graduate USNA, you are pretty much guaranteed to meet any physical requirements that NPS may have. The question is, do you have the GRADES?

    As for attending directly, I know of no such possibility other than enlisting and going nuke. There is at least one person here who will know the details of that.
     
  3. MM3 Kim

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    Well im actually at Nuclear Power school right now and im heading off to NAPS next year, there are like 8 or so of us i think from our command that are goin NAPS or direct appointment. What do u mean physical requirements? the only way to get into Nuke school without being an officer is enlisting as a nuke. There are a few civilians at our school but they are here from certain Nuclear Power Plants and were sent by their buisness. I can tell you that anyone who attends Nuke school has a great chance of getting picked up for any officer program, i think the selection rate for USNA this year was like 80% i think.
     
  4. teddy

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    I had a LOA for USNA with a principle nomination, but my medical waiver was denied for vision.
    Just checking out some options...I got the grades valedictorian of my class Filled up with all the science and math classes I could take...3.98 grade point...
    I just want to end up at USNA with the best route!
     
  5. VMINROTChopeful

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    i think any way to USNA will still need to go through DODMERB...
     
  6. RetNavyHM

    RetNavyHM USN (RET)

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    teddy,

    The vision standards for enlisted Navy are a little more lax, you need to correct to 20/20 in one eye and the other is 20/40 (it could be higher, but I'm going off an 8 year old memory). Also the refractive error is +/- 8.00 diopters vs. +/- 6.00 diopters for USNA. You would still require a waiver for the anisometropia to enlist. I'm also unsure whether nukes have a more stringent vision requirement.

    To get into the Naval Academy you would still have to meet all the physical standards for the Naval Academy, even if you are active duty Navy.
     
  7. heartcross

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    So, you're saying that 80% of the nuke power school enlisted that apply end up with an appointment? How are they picked--does their CO put them in for consideration or does the enlisted guy? The reason I'm asking, I have a nephew at nuke right now and I know he'd love to go USNA eventually. Do most of the enlisted at nuke go to NAPS first? Is it a possibility to go ROTC from nuke?
     
  8. USNCorpsman

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    As a non-nuke enlisted direct appointment, I think it is important that those considering enlistment pick a rate that suits their "taste". This way you're going to be engaged in something you're interested in thus making you're command performance (big part of USNA app) better. I enlisted as an FMF corpsman with no consideration of an officer program, much less USNA. The people that I worked with inspired me to apply - and I feel like I couldn't have made a better decision. Sorry - that was a little sidetrack. Anyways, make sure when you consider enlistment to consider what would happen if you are not accepted to Annapolis and that you are willing to undergo your enlistment term without a bitter taste if you are rejected. Hate to be a pessimist, but understanding all the angles usually helps in making a better decision. Good luck!!
     
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  9. MM3 Kim

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    Yea its usually around 80% that apply from the enlisted ranks in Nuclear Power school will either get a direct appointment or an appointment to NAPS, its the highest rate in any school in the USN. There are other officers programs that accept alot of nukes, the other main one is STA-21. Which is basically an ROTC scholarship, the navy pays you as an E-5 to go get your degree at any college that has an NROTC unit. you must complete your bachelors in 36 months and only attend a few military functions a week. Its a great deal since you get paid really well to go to college. The thing about STA-21 for nukes is that it is a little more difficult to get out of the Nuke Program if you get picked up, you may have to come back as a Nuke officer, which isnt bad but for some, like me, being a Nuke is not appealing. Thats why I went USNA so I could get out of Nuke. What is your nephews name? I might know him. One of the most important things about getting picked out of Nuke for any Officer prgram is being in the top 20% of your A school and Power School Class and hold some sort of leadership position like Class Leader, or MAA and such. It really isnt that difficult to be honest since alot of the kids who come here are kinda nerdy to be honest haha. If your semi athletic and a hard charger you will be picked to lead your class since there isnt a whole lot of competition. The CO recommendation is very important but isnt that difficult to get, our CO was a grad from Navy so he knows what it takes and sends only those who have the drive to succeed. The Academy knows this so if you get his reccommendation you will at least get NAPS. If u have any other questions PM me!:thumb:
     

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