terminology questions

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  1. navy2016

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    Some questions i start to ponder on as I am typing up my nomination essay:

    !. Does the terminology "naval forces" include Navy and the Marine Corps?

    2. Should service academies be capitalized?
     
  2. JettAirliner

    JettAirliner USNA Appointee 2016

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    The Marine Corps falls under the Department of the Navy, but are generally considered separate entities; i.e. never call a Marine a sailor (or a soldier for that matter).

    Yes, capitalize service academies. Acronyms are generally acceptable albeit less formal, as are their more common names (USNA = Annapolis, USMA = West Point, USMMA = Kings' Point, etc).

    To the best of my knowledge, that is. Hope I helped.
     
  3. Christcorp

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    Do you mean the words: "service academies", as in: "I am thinking of applying to the service academies". If that is what you mean, then no, the words service academy(ies) is not capitalized.

    If you mean in reference to a particular service academy; e.g. "Air Force Academy", "West Point", "Annapolis", etc... then yes, those are proper names; albeit some like Air Force Academy isn't actually a town/name. But those would be capitalized.
     
  4. navy2016

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    Should thing like AF ROTC, and ACT test be written as acronyms?

    Typing out Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps adds on many excess words to the word count when I would assume anyone with military background understands what AF JROTC is.
     
  5. JettAirliner

    JettAirliner USNA Appointee 2016

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    If AF JROTC is used multiple times, type the whole thing out first and then shorten it any other times. You'd be surprised how little some people know about the military, even in government.
     

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