Class of 2019 Service Assignment

NavyHoops

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5-Year Member
Looks like USNA finally published some numbers for service assignment that occurred last week.

Surface Warfare - 219
Surface Warfare (Nuke) - 41
Navy Pilot - 240
Navy NFO - 50
Subs - 139
SEAL - 33
EOD- 15

Restricted Line
  • Supply - 8
  • CEC - 4
  • Intel - 8
  • CW- 21
  • IP - 6
  • Oceanography - 1
  • Medical Corps - 12

USMC Ground - 166
USMC Pilot - 105
USMC NFO - 1

https://www.usna.edu/NewsCenter/2018/11/Class_of_2019_Receives_Service_Assignments.php

I haven't seen further details on things like breakdown of 1st/2nd/3rd choice. Any current Mids seen these?

Ship selection appears to be January 31st.

Congrats to 2019 and best of luck!
 
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OldRetSWO

USNA 78/parent 11/BGO for >25yrs
5-Year Member
Looks like USNA finally published some numbers for service assignment that occurred last week.

Surface Warfare - 219
Surface Warfare (Nuke) - 41
Navy Pilot - 240
Navy NFO - 50
Subs - 139
SEAL - 33
EDO - 15
Medical Corps - 12
Unrestricted Line
  • Supply - 8
  • CEC - 4
  • Intel - 8
  • CW- 21
  • IP - 6
  • Oceanography - 1

USMC Ground - 166
USMC Pilot - 105
USMC NFO - 1

https://www.usna.edu/NewsCenter/2018/11/Class_of_2019_Receives_Service_Assignments.php

I haven't seen further details on things like breakdown of 1st/2nd/3rd choice. Any current Mids seen these?

Ship selection appears to be January 31st.

Congrats to 2019 and best of luck!
EOD not EDO.
 

NavyHoops

Super Moderator
5-Year Member
Good catch. Fat fingered that one. I think my class had 15 SEALs and 8 EOD.

EDO and EOD are very different.

Current Mids, were any subs or SWOs allowed to select EDO early? I know they did for a few years and could move that direction after getting qualified.
 

USNA 19 DAD

Member
DW and I were told by one Commander on our last visit to DS that "If your son did not get sub/nuke drafted (which he would have already found out prior to SS day), he will probably get his first or second choice." Not very mathematical, but he was right. Son ended up with first choice.

For those who like pictures :)

USNA SS 2019.jpg
 

jestay

Member
Good catch. Fat fingered that one. I think my class had 15 SEALs and 8 EOD.

EDO and EOD are very different.

Current Mids, were any subs or SWOs allowed to select EDO early? I know they did for a few years and could move that direction after getting qualified.
By “getting qualified” do you mean passing the interview in DC? Sorry, this is all new to me and I would be very interested in hearing how one could move the direction of EDO.
 
If my math is right, that's 1,049 Commissioning in May, out of 1,193 who were there for I-Day (June 30, 2015).
Losing 44 Mids in four years means that 88% of that Plebe class will make it to Ensign or 2nd LT.

Congratulations, 2019.
I was looking at the same thing. Attrition has really decreased from the ‘good ol’ bad days’. Good to see.
 

Devil Doc

Teufel Doc
If my math is right, that's 1,049 Commissioning in May, out of 1,193 who were there for I-Day (June 30, 2015).
Losing 44 Mids in four years means that 88% of that Plebe class will make it to Ensign or 2nd LT.

Congratulations, 2019.
I was looking at the same thing. Attrition has really decreased from the ‘good ol’ bad days’. Good to see.
Why has attrition decreased?
 

usna1985

10-Year Member
Why has attrition decreased?
Several reasons. First, far fewer mids leave for academics, in part to the Center for Academic Excellence (or whatever it's called). It provides much more intense, formal and effective tutoring and other academic help than existed prior to its creation (it was funded by Class of 1963 and created maybe 15 years ago).

There is more information regarding USNA due to the Internet, NASS, STEM, OPINFO, etc. Thus, folks have a better sense what they're getting into before they arrive on I-Day and are less likely to quit b/c it wasn't what they expected.

There is less "meanness" in discipline. I don't want to suggest it's easier -- just different. Being constantly criticized and fried (given demerits) with malice can wear on you over time and cause you to quit. Women, minorities and guys who were just perceived as "weak" or even different were often singled out. I don't get the sense any of the above happens as much today, which is a good thing.

Finally, in our day, I'm not sure USNA cared all that much if folks left. Oh, they went through the motions, but attrition was in some ways expected and accepted. Today, the view tends to be: a lot of effort went into selecting this mid and we should make every (reasonable) effort to retain him/her.
 

14mccpa

Member
To what MOS does your Mid aspire?[/QUOTE]

My DS is a Cyber major so eventually looking into an MOS related to that if possible. New Cyber MOS billets were announced earlier this year. Excited about Infantry to start.
 

justdoit19

Member
I was surprised there were so many pilots assigned. More than SWO. Is that normal? I had the expectation that most would be SWO. And that pilot was a rarity.
 

greeneagle5

10-Year Member
Will USNA- SWO - Ship Selection Night be video streamed live this year ? I’ve got an 0-3 attending and welcoming Firsties that select his DDG and I would enjoy watching the program.
Go NAVY,
G5
 
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