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Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by B.monsterr, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. B.monsterr

    B.monsterr 5-Year Member

    Jul 28, 2009
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    Good evening ladies and gentlemen,
    Here is my long and drawn out cry for help. Name's LCpl Ortego, 18 stationed Camp Hansen, Okinawa JP. Been in for 20 months so far. I think I'm qualified for the Academy (ie; High school graduate, some college, average SAT score, etc). I applied and became a candidate for August of 2009. However, I wasn't able to complete the package because I was deployed with little communication. The problem I am facing at the moment is that I need some guidance. I applied to USNA while in Afghanistan, for August of 2010, and haven't heard from them since. Can anyone give me advice on what to do next since we don't have a BGO over here? Much appreciated.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2009
  2. BlessedX4

    BlessedX4 5-Year Member

    Apr 21, 2009
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    I am not a BGO, but my suggestion is to call the admissions people at the academy, explain your situation and let them advise you...

    Thank you for your service!

    Hope it all works out! :thumb:
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    There are specific (and some add'l) requirements for applying directly from the Fleet. You won't have a BGO. I suggest calling or emailing Candidate Guidance -- the Regional Director for the state where you are a legal resident is a start -- and explain your situation. They are in a much better position to advise you than anyone here.
  4. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO 5-Year Member

    Jul 15, 2007
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    I thought USNA had a Fleet Admissions Guidance Counselor?

    In addition to contacting the CGO, I would recommend engaging your chain of command -- to ensure this isn't a "surprise" to them. I would also try finding a Marine officer, from your unit, who graduated from USNA -- they should be more than willing to help you out in the process (in addition to answering any general questions you may have). As mentioned, you won't have a BGO, so this would be a great resource.

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