- Sep 12, 2006
Anyone have info abouts NAPS?
This is a very good synopsis of NAPS coursework written by the parent of a NAPSter:Just_A_Mom said:Hopefully, a Napster or parent of a recent Napster can comment more on the educational experience of it.
I would argue that the two weeks of NAPS indoc is not as intense as the six weeks of plebe summer. However, for NAPSters who have experienced NAPS indoc, a year of organized physical fitness with others who will be experiencing the same challenges, and even just sitting around the barracks discussing "sea stories" and rumors of plebe summer, will be, as Lesya25 surmises, much better prepared for the Academy than those coming straight from high school.Dukota said:He said plebe summer was a breeze compaired to indoc at Naps.
I would disagree. When I went through, NAPS Indoc made Plebe Summer look like a joke. Don't know if that's still true, of course.USNA69 said:I would argue that the two weeks of NAPS indoc is not as intense as the six weeks of plebe summer.
You have been there. I haven't. So I reluctantly have to agree.Zaphod said:I would disagree. When I went through, NAPS Indoc made Plebe Summer look like a joke.
Perhaps, but one must remember that the makeup of NAPS is very different than the makeup of a Plebe Summer class. There is a much higher concentration of prior-enlisted folks (meaning older, more experienced, more mature, and tougher) than during Plebe Summer.USNA69 said:The fact that a higher percentage of midshipmen resign during plebe summer than NAPSters during Indoc could also possibly be used to support my position.
I think now NAPS graduation rate is about the same, or maybe slightly lower than the Academy graduation rate of 79% +/-. However, from the Academy, NAPSters graduate at a slightly higher rate than that of the rest of the brigade. Only a percent or two, but, nevertheless, higher.Zaphod said:NAPS '87 had fewer than 50 graduate from USNA out of an original NAPS class of around 300.
Good discussion even though for me it is hypothical and based half on hearsay with the other half being nearly a half century old.Zaphod said:My NAPS Indoc was so intense mentally and physically that I went through Plebe Summer pretty easily. How much of that had to do with the remaining 9 months at NAPS getting ready for it can be debated, but on the whole, NAPSters have found Plebe Summer to be much easier than NAPS Indoc.