USNA69 said:All medically qualified USNA grads must be unrestricted line officers; surface, aviation, special warfare, subs, or USMC. ROTC grads have all these options in addition to restricted line which is supply, CEC, intelligence, etc.
Loophole said:If you transfer to USNA after a year of NROTC, do you have to start as a first year student?
Just_A_Mom said:I wonder why that is. So one would actually have MORE career choices by joining NROTC than going to the academy? Initially, in one's career that would seem to be the case.
Whistle Pig said:And as the USNA reminds in its admissions info, there is NO CONNECTION (with a few exceptions in nukes and chemistry) between major areas and later USN assignments.
Whistle Pig said:Of course you're right. Still over half of USNA mids now pursue liberal arts majors no matter that they all receive B.S. degrees.
USNA69 said:Class of 2010 is the "worst" I have seen and it is 40% humanities. The remaining 60%, if I remember correctly, is pretty much evenly split between technology and engineering.
Whistle Pig said:What you call "technical" degrees including chem, econ, math, general science, the Academy includes in their "Division of Math and Science."
You call them technical, I call them liberal arts students. While neither of us is, dare I say, "technically" correct,
After a lifetime of military service, working with officers from all branches of life and all different majors, I consider my observations more than "speculation." To what military background do you attribute the knowledge and experience to so label it?Whistle Pig said:Into the future speculation is just that.