Revelations

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by gdesena, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. gdesena

    gdesena USNA Midshipman

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    After reading the post by Aylordu, I finally realized something: my dream has been for a very long time to be a midshipman and graduate from the United States Naval Academy. I have since been charged with the decision of picking a Service Academy: Army, Navy, or Air Force. This decision has been so hard for me because I know that whatever branch I choose, I will never know what it is like in the others. This decision will define the rest of my life.

    Though I will never know what it is like to be a cadet at USAFA or USMA, I'm fine with that because I couldn't live with myself if I never knew what it was like to be midshipman. I have worked so hard for so many years to reach this point. The driving force for me all through high school has been to get the opportunity to prove my self in Annapolis. I have finally realized that nothing could be more fulfilling than being commissioned in the the United States Navy after graduating from the Naval Academy.

    I have give a huge thanks to Aylordu for bringing up the idea, and a HUGE thank you Christcorp. CC, your knowledge and counsel are indispensable, and I thank you for all the great things you've said to all of us wonderers here. I finally realized what you meant you told me to ask myself what I want, and I have figured it out and deleted those lists.

    I have been presented with three paths, and I have decided to that I will start down one, and never look back. Instead I look forward to 1 July 2009 when I will see my classmates of the USNA class of 2013!

    Thank you to all those who posted answers to my questions on this site.

    Geoff
     
  2. ILHunter92

    ILHunter92 USAFA Cadet

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    Congrats Geoff! I'm glad you figured out what you wanted. Good Luck!
     
  3. J Collins

    J Collins Founding Member

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    that's it... never regret the decision..... :smile:

    Go Navy.... :)
    (by the way I said that just for you) :shake:
     
  4. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Congrats to you for taking a decision. Now the honorable thing to do, as you know 100% where you want to go, is to decline the other appointments as soon as possible so they may be issued to someone else.

    I believe the saying is Burn the Ships*

    I don't give that advice lightly - as a matter of fact, if you were still undecided, I would have recommended that you hold all three for the longest possible time (near May 1) to decide.

    But as you are committed to USNA, accept the appointment to Annapolis and decline the others forthwith.

    *In 1519 Cortez burned his ships upon reaching Veracruz to prevent any thoughts of regret or remorse over the decision to stay. By removing the option of leaving, by eliminating the other choices, you are more committed and focused on the goal.

    :cool:
     
  5. Maximus

    Maximus Member

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    Best and Honorable advice for this situation.
     
  6. Mindy G

    Mindy G Member

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    You must be feel that a weight has been lifted now that the decision is made. I love the saying BURN THE SHIPS!! Don't look back, enjoy the ride, hopefully I will get to meet you on I-DAY
     

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