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Process for AD at USMMA

Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by Usnavy2019, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. Usnavy2019

    Usnavy2019 Member

    Mar 31, 2013
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    What is the process a Midshipman has to go through to commission active duty? I realize that AD is by choice and not mandatory. Is it relatively easy to get an AD billet in the Navy or Coast Guard?
  2. KappaPiKevin

    KappaPiKevin New Member

    Jan 10, 2014
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    First, you need to develop a strong relationship with the liaison for whatever branch you would like to serve, I'm assuming Navy, and focus on PT scores and academics. You will also need to keep a clean disciplinary record. You apply for your AD slot your junior year. I think you find out first tri senior year
  3. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ... 5-Year Member

    Oct 21, 2009
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    The realtive easiness or difficulty of obtaining an AD slot will vary from year to year. How many each service commssions each year changes as does how many are commissioned into each Designator/MOS as does which commissioning source is alloted how many slots.

    I can say that I've never heard of anyone getting denied (although I'm sure it has happened) even those with less than stellar records.

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