Service Selection NROTC vs USNA

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  1. terp1984

    terp1984 Member

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    DS had an appointment to USNA but decided to go to a top public university in the NROTC. How much harder will it be to get one of the top service assignments to say aviation or SEALS from a top public school. I have heard after a year or two the two paths get close. Is that the consensus?
     
  2. commanderajb

    commanderajb PC ROTC

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    I'm not an expert obviously, but concerning NROTC you have the opportunity to only go into the following career paths right off the back: Aviation, Submarine, Nuclear, and Surface Warfare. I don't know for sure, but to get into SEALS there are only special circumstances in which some one would be assigned. I know that in NROTC you are guaranteed an active duty slot but I believe Aviation would be merited off of grades, performance, and application to flight school.
     
  3. cooper1234

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    I am not 100% sure, but I think that there are equal opurtunities everywhere. From what I have heard, students of USNA have no "advantage" to where they end up going. It is all gradewise and how you compare with other students.

    I spoke with a cadet at the USMA and he said that at graduation night, there is a table with cards for each different option (each one limited, of course.) You are called up by your class rank, choose, and then sit down. I don't know if this is 100% accurate, or if the Navy works the same way, but thisis what I was told.
     

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