Prior Enlisted

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  1. Marine2USNA

    Marine2USNA New Member

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    How long does one have to be an enlisted Marine before they can receive a service connected nomination and attend the Naval Academy Prepatory School? Is there a set duration, for example, you have to be in the Fleet for at least 2 years before eligibility apply for your commander's endorsement, etc.?
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    I don't know. However, there is a senior enlisted in Candidate Guidance who works with current enlisted personnel who want to enter NAPS/USNA. He can answer all of your questions. Someone posted his contact info a few months ago. Hopefully, they'll do so again. If not, call CGO and ask.
     
  3. Capt MJ

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    There is not a set amount of time for eligibility, it will all rely on your CO. I was still in my training pipeline the first time I applied and my CO didnt hesitate to recommend me.

    Any other question relating to prior enlisted ask away, this is my second year applying so I might be able to help. Also chief Ashwood is a great source of knowledge but understand he is very busy and can be hard to catch on the phone. His email is ashwood@usna.edu and as mentioned he is the fleet coordinator.
     
  5. 1964BGO

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    My squadron's Personnel Office had a junior officer assigned as Education Officer - his job was to help enlisted personnel access the various education programs such as USNA, NROTC, etc. I suspect there is an equivalent position in your unit, and my experience has been that COs are very supportive of their personnel who are trying to improve themselves. A bit of initiative can take you a long way.

    Best wishes to you and others in your situation.
     
  6. okileatherneck

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    You can get a SECNAV nom the day you go to boot camp. For the Marines currently here at NAPs the average time in service is about 3 years. (lowest being 2 years highestbeing around 3 1/2) we had one marine that was picked up out of the wing pipeline, but he DOR'd within 3 weeks. Just make sure this is the path you want to go. It's not easy being a Marine at NAPs or at the academy. as of now there;s only 8 of us here. good luck
     
  7. Stage4survivor

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    I'm curious, why is it so tough for Marines?

    As a former Navy Corpsman, the jarheads are INSANE but, if i had to go into battle, I'm going with the Marines!
    Their loyalty and tenacity rivals my weimaraners!
     
  8. okileatherneck

    okileatherneck New Member

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    Some staff members have a problem with the Marines here. I've been told many times that "you're not a Marine anymore you're a M/C"
    there's a severe lack of military discipline.
    there's an overall bad attitude here.

    It's not that i'm trying to dissuade you from comming here, but know what your getting in to.

    I dislike NAPs along with 90% of the marines here, but I'm still working at my goal at getting commissioned. it's a give and take. just remember not give too much.
     
  9. Stage4survivor

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    That really surprises me, most jarheads I knew and associated with were 4 oh squared away.
     
  10. okileatherneck

    okileatherneck New Member

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    do you really think an enlisted marine who wasn't sh*t hot would get an appointment? trust me when i say all the marines here are squared away.
     
  11. Stage4survivor

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    No, you misunderstood my comment. THAT'S WHY I don't understand why they'd get "razzed".
     

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