USMA vs. Marines (USNA)

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  1. freedom

    freedom Member

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    I want to lead men on the ground. What criteria should I use to decide between USMA and USNA (marines or seals)? I have gone to both SLS this past summer.
     
  2. jscam87

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    You won't go wrong either way. The REAL problem is surviving the Academy. You should consider the Academic Majors, sports, ECA'a, and location to see what might make you happiest. If you like the water, you can add USMMA because you also have an Army and USMC option out of there.
    Both (plus USMMA) Academies will get you leadership of the troops on the ground. You have to add-in which Academy is more survivable to the math of your question.
    Good Luck
     
  3. morningdark

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    Want to become a marine and KNOW you will be a marine upon finishing school after 4 years? Then don't go to USNA. Do it like a real marine and go through OCS or Platoon Leaders Course.
     
  4. Maximus

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    Or the NROTC-MC option scholarship way. There is a chance you won't get the Marines out of the USNA.
     
  5. hockeyguy21

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    So MD, if I hear you correct, these two gentlemen are not real Marines?

    https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/famous_grads.aspx
    Carl E. Mundy Jr., Commandant, US Marine Corps -Auburn University

    Walter Boomer, Commander Marine Ground Forces, Operation Desert Storm Duke University

    I am not fortunate enough to call myself a Marine, but from the few I have been lucky enough to know and call friend, I have never heard or discussed where the officer has come from, except the Mustangs.
     
  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Ha, I was waiting for someone to tackle that statement.
     
  7. morningdark

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    I didn't mean it that way. I meant tackling a route where commissioning in the marines would be somewhat more of a guarantee. Doing MCROTC is a perfect example. If you go to USNA, you risk being a naval officer, which can be a huge disappointment if you really want to be a marine.
     
  8. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I think the use of "real" was the line people got tripped up on.
     
  9. morningdark

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    I'll replace the "real" statement with "guaranteed". That is what I meant to say. :redface:
     
  10. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I don't think that will get anyone too heated then. :thumb:
     
  11. hockeyguy21

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    Cant't hide my Irish! :rolleyes:
     

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