Question about LORs

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by V22CrewChief, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. V22CrewChief

    V22CrewChief Member

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    Does the board look at all the LORs that are in your file? I have them spanning from High School, to where I got my associates, to my schools I was in to become a crew chief, to my current command.
     
  2. mulan50

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    Would be great if they did, wouldn't it?
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    I'm not sure if USNA takes the same approach for enlisted personnel as it does for non-military applicants.

    For the non-military types, USNA primarily focuses on the 3 required recs (two teachers and your BGO). They will consider up to two (I believe) additional LORs but those are unlikely to have any impact unless they shed light on some part of your life that is not covered by your teacher and/or BGO recs. If you search this forum you'll find several discussions on this point.

    USNA reviews thousands of records each year. If each of 10,000 applicants all submitted even 2 extra letters . . . well, you can do the math. Submitting multiple LORs won't help your application and is likely to dull the effect of one very significant extra LOR.

    As noted, I don't know if this applies equally to prior enlisted. I suspect that it does but can't say for sure. I would think the required letter(s) from your command would carry the most weight.
     
  4. V22CrewChief

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    Thanks alot! I'll hold up on sending any more in.
     

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