Service Assignment 2011

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  1. PositiveThinking

    PositiveThinking Member

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    For those who might be interested, the service assignment numbers are now out for USNA Class of 2011.

    #Assigned - Community:

    227 Pilot
    75 Naval Flight Officer
    225 Surface (Conventional)
    32 Surface (Nuclear)
    132 Submarines (8 women)
    30 SEAL
    14 EOD
    22 Restricted Line
    10 Medical Student
    767 Total Navy

    190 Marine Corps Ground
    78 Marine Corps Air
    268 Total Marine Corps
     
  2. jasondavid92

    jasondavid92 USMA Cadet

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    Now for the SEALs, I am assuming that means they are going through the selection training?

    And I am actually surprised the number of submarine assignments, I thought there would have been less.
     
  3. Whistle Pig

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    IF you're asking if the SEALS now "sub-select", meaning air, ground, etc., it's no. They do not further select. If you mean do they continue training, I'm sure the answer is "YES!" altho the tension of the pre-screening process is finished, i.e. that which they've had to do in PT, interviews, etc. to get them to service selection. Next stop BUDS, I believe. And a whole bunch of these 30 will be eliminated there. It's tough!

    Great update Positive Thinking. Thanks!
     
  4. Candidate2015

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    I have a question, even though they have been assigned SEALS, what happens if they wash out at BUDs? Are those few given another shot or are they just reassigned to be a SWO?
     
  5. navy2016

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    I was told by mids, that over 90 percent that chose to go SEALS were able complete BUD/S.
     
  6. basilrathbone

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    Officers are given only one shot to make it through BUD/S. They are redesignated to another community when they drop. Enlisted candidates have 3 chances to make it through.
     
  7. basilrathbone

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    USNA mids who were chosen for BUD/S (a difference from those who chose) have a very good pass rate at BUD/S. I'm not sure if it is over 90%, but it is a high percentage most years. In general officers have a lower attrition rate (than the @ 75% attrition for all candidates) due to the fact that those candidates have to compete to get a spot in BUD/S and the competition is high.
     
  8. Whistle Pig

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    Now, while the fat lady ain't sung yet ...Several anecdotal revelations PT's given to us (when added to some earlier information):

    1. 86% of those 1212 would-be Plebes invited (and a few fewer actually inducted) to I Day from Class of 2011 ...have made it this far.

    2.Crystal clear encouragement and evidence that absent severe and chronic behavior multiple miscues, medical mishaps and miscarriages:eek:, and mistaken matriculations, Mids are virtual slam dunks to graduate, be commissioned, and enter the service.

    3. The great challenge statistically speaking is appointment. The chances of that are daunting!
    3.(a) The statistical chances of gaining admission to NASS are even more daunting. Conversely, while there is a HIGH correlation of attendees @ NASS receiving USNA appointments, it is not 1:1, and it is important, especially for either strong and/or priority "needs of the Navy" candidates who fail to apply to NASS and/or are not accepted, that this is, as 1985 reminds, a recruitment vehicle. Not a Midshipman "try-out." The point? Among others, do not read into inability to gain admission to NASS as crystalline evidence of inability to compete fully for an appointment. They are, at least on the fringe, apples and oranges.


    4. And this is no doubt, perhaps along w/ USMA, the highest level of graduation in the world. And there is no close 3rd place when one considers it's all done in 4 years, not the 5, 6, 7 used in virtually all secular institutions.

    5. And answering one of the oft-asked questions in these forums, "how many Marines?" Well, the number represents a hair under 26% ...up about 11% in just 4-5 service selecting seasons.

    Good info, PT.:thumb::cool:
     
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  9. CandidateElias15

    CandidateElias15 USNA '15 Appointee

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    I have a question about the medical students; if you're not in the top 1% of the graduating class, is there still a possibility to go med?
    And if you dont make it after you designate that you want to go med, can you switch back into, lets say nuke surface?
     
  10. Whistle Pig

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    Possibilities, yes. Must really ace the Medcats. You don't "switch back." USNA switches you. :eek:

    You are moved down your priority list in conjunction w/ the "needs of the Navy," i.e. practically speaking, the Navy's needs.
     
  11. USAFA2019DAD

    USAFA2019DAD JJB6596

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    Does anyone know how far down the class of 2011 the pilot spots went?
     
  12. Whistle Pig

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    Absent anecdotal observation-sharing, only USNA knows the truth of that one. I'd trust it is fully safe to suggest/ consider that it might be very tough w/ multi-million $ training and aircraft, for a modern-day Sen. McCain-profile, but 1 or 2 slots from the "anchor" slot, would not be entrusted w/ that type equipment or training. But even that is speculating.
     

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