USNA, PLC

Discussion in 'OTS/OCS/PLC' started by usmc91, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. usmc91

    usmc91 New Member

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    Quick question, hopefully someone can answer.

    I am a re-applicant for USNA in addition to applying for the Marine Corps PLC Program. If accepted into PLC, how long do you have to decide whether or not to accept an enrollment into the program? I am only asking this because if I am lucky enough to get into USNA on the second try, I would not hesitate to accept the appointment. However, I will most likely find out far after about an appointment to USNA either way. But I do not want to accept the PLC slot then have to get into conflict because I want to accept the appointment. Just trying to plan for a best case scenario. I'm hesitant to ask my OSO because I do not want it to seem as if PLC is a backseat option and that I would be taking away a spot from someone who truly just wants PLC. I've given 110% effort to both applications thus far. Any help would be highly appreciated. Just trying to gain knowledge in order to make an educated decision. Thanks.
     
  2. SubSquid

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    USMC91,

    This is a discussion for you and your OSO to have. I'm sure that the OSO will be very happy that you are selected for the USNA (that will free a slot for another qualified candidate).
    Go after each source with complete resolve. I'm sure that you are aware that both accession sources are extremely competitive right now. PLC has gone from a fire hose (in 2009) to an eye dropper now. Since you are a twofer on the USNA, I'm certain you know how competitive that route to commissioning is. For each source, you will need to be the finest possible candidate with high GPA (I'm assuming you're in college now), remarkable SAT's and 290+PFT.

    Finally, USMC is ALWAYS CAPITALIZED. As are USN, USA, USCG. Only usaf is not!:biggrin:
     

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