Newb and drinking from a fire hose


New Member
May 3, 2021
First, I just want to say thank you. This forum and so many others have already been so helpful. This whole SA is completely new to me and I'm trying to educate myself as much as possible so I can be of support to my daughter and her aspiration of attending USNA. My daughter and I both got emotional yesterday as we visited with Veterans who shared their stories of their service to our great nation. We have a family history of serving in the military, but never a family member who went the route of a SA. Say an extra prayer that I keep my sanity over the next 10 months, as I'm pretty sure God passed right by me as he was handing out patience. ;)🙏


USNA mom Bacon Lover Dog Lover
Jun 26, 2019
Welcome! Our DS is a 2024 USNA mid. To start with, you have a sense of humor so that will bode well for you in this process.


Apr 9, 2021
Welcome to the process. My DS will be reporting for I-Day at USNA in three weeks:eek: as part of the class of 2025. I wish I had discovered this site 12 months ago as we made several mistakes the "knowledgeable" crew on here could have warned us to avoid. But bear in mind, there is no right way, no sure path to securing an appointment to an SA. Everyone's journey is and will be different. You will stumble, you will fret, you will be on a rollercoaster physically and mentally but hang in there.

Also as stated by others----advice given online is just that---advice. However there are very experienced members on here that provide excellent counsel. Good luck and Go Navy!