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Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by CaptainBlack, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. CaptainBlack

    CaptainBlack 5-Year Member

    Nov 1, 2011
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    Will joining the USMC DEP negatively affect my application process for the Naval Academy?
  2. Hurricane12

    Hurricane12 USNA 2012 5-Year Member

    Jan 14, 2011
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    Answer: I doubt it, but...

    Why enroll in DEP if your ultimate goal is to be an officer, whether through USNA or otherwise? My (unsolicited, know-nothing 2ndLt) advice is to wait it out and cool your jets. I get that you'd want to get out there and do stuff if USNA doesn't work out but there's not any real "point" to doing so through the DEP.
    You're also entering DEP planning to break your contract. There's nothing legally wrong with this, but it's strange to me to enter something like that with the intent of reneging on what you said you wanted to do.

    NAPSDAD 5-Year Member

    Dec 17, 2008
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    No it does not.
    My son did the same thing during high school.
    He was going be a Marine (something he always wanted to be) and worked out with them his Junior and Senior years.
    They actually encouraged him to apply to the Naval Academy.
    After attending NASS, he applied and got accepted into NAPS.
    He is now going to start his 2/C year at the Academy.
    IMO it helped him, because it showed he was committed to the the military and not just wanting to attend a SA. Again IMO.
    The only drawback is if your son is accepted. He will have to "unlist" from the Marines (which my son did not like) and join the Navy.

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