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Old 26th May 2009
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Default Midshipman officers

I was just going through my copy of Reef Points (I know I was advised not to be uber plebe and get one, but it has some good stuff to know), and I found the insignia for midshipmen officers. I'm not exactly sure who the midshipmen officers are or how they earned their rank. Could somebody fill me in?

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Old 27th May 2009
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1/c Brigade Leadership, "stripers" One can be nominated or one can put their name into the mix and then go through the striper boards. This is an interview process. After the interview process, the names are sent up the chain of command and positions selected.

Brigade Commander
1st Regimental Commander
2nd Regimental Commander
1st Battalion Commander
2nd Battalion Commander
3rd Battalion Commander
4th Battalion Commander
5th Battalion Commander
6th Battalion Commander
1 - 30th Company Commanders.

Brigade Staff has XO, Chief of Staff, Operations, Honor Advisor etc
Regimental Commander has XO, Operations, Honor Advisor and Character Advisor

Battalion Commander has staff as do the Company Commanders.
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Old 1st June 2009
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Dude, go out and get wasted everyday before you go to USNA. Lay off of the Reep Points. There is nothing in there you can't learn once you get there. Go meet some hotties. You'll have plenty of time to stand in Bancroft and stare at some pictures in Reef Points or as naught may outrun the destroyer or whatever that trash is. Midshipman Officers are the ones who have more stripes than friends.
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Old 1st June 2009
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Dude, go out and get wasted everyday before you go to USNA. Lay off of the Reep Points. There is nothing in there you can't learn once you get there. Go meet some hotties. You'll have plenty of time to stand in Bancroft and stare at some pictures in Reef Points or as naught may outrun the destroyer or whatever that trash is. Midshipman Officers are the ones who have more stripes than friends.
That was quite possibly the worst advice I've ever read. You shouldn't condemn him for being ambitious. Everyone is free to do what they may with their USNA education and maybe he wants to take full advantage.
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Old 1st June 2009
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I have read three of marvin's posts tonight, and all have had a "somewhat negative" tone. Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion, but I know Mids who are content to consider USNA their "home."

Regarding Mid officer (striper) positions:
In addition to the positions mentioned in the earlier post, varsity captains are 3-striper positions. The football team votes for one Firstie captain for the defense and the offense. Not sure if the other team captains are elected or not.

My Mid's company commander said that he had to apply for his position, and pass one or more interviews.

Even leadership positions for 3/C and 2/C Mids (they don't get stripes) generally require a Mid to submit some sort of application. If the position has a lot of applicants, there's likely to be one or more interviews. For instance, in the spring of Plebe year, it's possible to apply for a position as a NASS squad leader. During Youngster year, one can apply for some staff positions that take place during 2/C year. 2/C Mids can work during Plebe Summer as trainers on the rifle range or as sailing instructors, if they quailfy.

Good luck!
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Old 1st June 2009
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Marvin, I'm gonna pretend I never saw that.

2012Mom, thank you for your insightful information.
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Old 1st June 2009
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Maybe a little negative. I don't know a soul who thought of USNA as their "home." Far from it in fact.
On the topic of stripers, anyone can apply to do a job. Whether or not they let you is based on your record(academic, physical, military, conduct) and how much the powers that be like or dislike you. Some of the jobs are useless (PMO, Safety, Drill) and some are labor intensive afternoon nap interrupters(Conduct, Academics, XO/CC). Most of them come with some perk (reference Reef Points for RHIP since you have it handy) like not going to formation or missing events that the majority are voluntold to attend. The process differs across the Brigade. Some jobs require multiple interviews but no application (MIDS knows everything about you). Other jobs can be had just by knowing the right person.
Hope that was helpful, now go enjoy summer.
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That was quite possibly the worst advice I've ever read. You shouldn't condemn him for being ambitious. Everyone is free to do what they may with their USNA education and maybe he wants to take full advantage.
Tell me that in three more years!
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That was quite possibly the worst advice I've ever read. You shouldn't condemn him for being ambitious. Everyone is free to do what they may with their USNA education and maybe he wants to take full advantage.
What exactly is your basis for claiming this as the "worst advice ever?" I'm sure he wants to take full advantage. I'm also pretty sure that both of you don't really know what that means. I don't say that to be insulting, but simply to point out that there is far more to the Academy than trying to know all of Reef Points on I-day and striving for Brigade Commander. Marvin's advice may sound harsh, but it's true. Enjoy your last summer. Studying reef points won't get you ahead (you don't have context for what you're reading, for one), and there is a lot more to be gained from spending time with family and friends. And meeting hotties, I suppose.

As for your striper question, don't worry about it. Know they out rank you, and when they tell you to, learn what the ranks are. Really, there's no reward for knowing things early.
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Old 2nd June 2009
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What exactly is your basis for claiming this as the "worst advice ever?" I'm sure he wants to take full advantage. I'm also pretty sure that both of you don't really know what that means. I don't say that to be insulting, but simply to point out that there is far more to the Academy than trying to know all of Reef Points on I-day and striving for Brigade Commander. Marvin's advice may sound harsh, but it's true. Enjoy your last summer. Studying reef points won't get you ahead (you don't have context for what you're reading, for one), and there is a lot more to be gained from spending time with family and friends. And meeting hotties, I suppose.

As for your striper question, don't worry about it. Know they out rank you, and when they tell you to, learn what the ranks are. Really, there's no reward for knowing things early.
Well SteveHolt, I think advice like "go out and get wasted every day before USNA" is counterproductive to everything this message board is trying to promote such has helping kids successfully attain an appointment to USNA. This is space is used for asking questions like the original poster asked--the academy is for gaining experience. Since neither of us have officially gotten there yet, as you so condescendingly pointed out, this is all we have and some of us are just curious. Pick your battles.

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