Service Academy Admissions Forum

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by parentofmen, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. parentofmen

    parentofmen Member

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    We are going to the Naval Academy Admissions Forum in Alameda, CA on the USS Hornet. Does anyone know the appropriate dress for this. Is it just a tour, kind of like a job fair? Or is it a meet and greet, and so jean wouldn't be appropriate?
     
  2. MIDNDAD

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    Personal opinion - Jeans are fine and a nice shirt. This is a program hosted by USNA Admissions and is solely about the Academy and steps to admission.

    See you there!
     
  3. singaporemom

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    IMO, if it's hosted by the USNA, khakis and polo/button down. This was my son's attire for every interview, casual meeting, etc relating to SA or ROTC. It shows respect and that you are serious.
     
  4. KP13Mom

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    As usual, Singaporemom is right on the money. It may be a casual event, but you are still making a first impression and you only get one shot at making a good impression.
     
  5. NorthernCalMother

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    Agree w/ SingaoporeMom. My Mid's been a speaker @ similar USS Hornet events over Thanksgiving the last two years. Several BGOs attended. Why would you miss an opportunity to make a good impression on someone who might affect your future?
     
  6. 2012mom?

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    Absolutely. The first thing to remember is that "casual" attire for a military event does not mean the same thing as a teenager's (or civilian adult's) "casual" clothes. Listen to singaporemom.
     
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    I went last year and plenty of people were wearing jeans but more were wearing khakis/slacks and a polo or button down shirt.
     
  8. singaporemom

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    This was my son's attire at all interviews for ROTC, PMS, USNA, School Counselors, Professors, Nominations:

    Flat Front Khakis - dry cleaned
    Blue button down, long sleeve shirt - dry cleaned
    Clean white t-shirt
    Brown Leather Belt
    Brown Suede dress shoes with confortable rubber sole for walking
    Tan dress socks

    He received his nomination, AROTC, NROTC, AFROTC type 1 scholarship, and, so far, admitted to the schools he visited in this outfit, including USNA. The one school he's waitlisted for, he wore a different shirt!

    This outfit is currently up for sale on EBAY...:smile:

    Remember that it's you, not the outfit, that will get you in. But you must show the proper respect for the situation. During the nomination interview, son was surrounded by JROTC kids in their dress unforms full of medals and ropes. He left that outfit at home and chose to dress like a normal kid (see outfit list above!).
     
  9. parentofmen

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    A large number of young men and women were wearing the khaki/polo outfit. Several wore ties. It was a pretty informal event, with basically the same information we'd received during a summer visit to Annapolis--the potential candidate visit to hear about admissions requirements, etc. You do have the opportunity to meet with some Blue and Gold Officers (not necessarily the ones you'd have), a number of representatives from local Congressmen and Senators, officers and midshipmen. If your plan is to introduce yourself and speak with them, hoping to make a "first impression" you should dress appropriately.
     

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