Prep Question

Discussion in 'Service Academy Preparatory Schools' started by 2011's Mom, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. 2011's Mom

    2011's Mom Parent

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    I was asked a question today and have not idea the answer, figured someone here might know ....

    If a student enters the Academy Prep School (MAPS, AF Prep, or NAPS NOT a civilian prep school) do they have a service obligation if they do NOT go on to the designated SA? I believe that when they enter the prep school (from High School) they are actually in the service so upon entrance to the prep program, do they incur some kind of enlistment obligation as if they had enlisted in the service?

    Similarly, if an active duty individual is selected to the prep school and does not go on to the given SA, is their time in the prep included in their enlistment time or do they add a year to their obligation?

    Thanks.
     
  2. jackson1989

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    If the student enters straight out of high school they are enlisted in the reserves for their respective branch. This is only for the purpose of attending the prep school and if they do not complete the prep school or earn an appointment they are discharged.

    I am fairly sure it also counts towards AD time for enlisted soldiers, but this is based on my experience 20 years ago. Things may have changed.....
     
  3. Maximus

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    At USMAPS they are called "Invitational Reservist" on active duty. As stated above, if they drop out or fail to get a Nomination, they are not obligated for any service and are discharged.

    Another thought here is; it takes two full years at West Point before you're obligated with any sort of "military service" IE, leave one day after the first day of your Cow year, and they could either make you pay back the education you've received with either military or monetary remuneration.
     
  4. J Collins

    J Collins Founding Member

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    CGA Scholars....

    Attend either NMMI or MMI, they are all reservists on ACTIVE duty status!!! They draw E-2 pay for their entire time at the prep school, and YES their time on AD does go towards their time in service...

    SOOOOOOOOOOOO after graduation from the academy they have to only serve 19yrs... While their peers that did not do prep school have to serve 20 years to retire.

    Their enlistment is a special 2 yr contract, If the student drops out I am not sure if they have to fufill the contract, but after seeing one that DOR'ed I think they are let go of the contact.

    ((CGA DOESNT have their own Prep School, they onlyh use NMMI/MMI/NAPS))
     
  5. ZachDaWrestler

    ZachDaWrestler New Member

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    Self Preps?

    I am currently going to MMI this coming up year, and im a self prep for the CGA. I would like to meet any MMI self preps on the forums and try to set up a group. So please contact me on the forums! Thank You!
     
  6. Marist College ROTC

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    Another option in lieu of attending an academy prep school is to attend a college with an ROTC program. You can reapply to the academies while attending college instead of a prep school. If you choose not to reapply or are denied by the academy, at least you will have already completed one year of college and be one year closer to becoming an officer through ROTC.
     

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