Sponsor parents

Discussion in 'Service Academy Parents' started by navy2016, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. navy2016

    navy2016 5-Year Member

    Dec 30, 2009
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    Is it possible to request to be a sponsor sibling with someone? Both being plebes?

    Or do both plebes have to know the sponsor parent to both request for that parent?
  2. osdad

    osdad 5-Year Member

    Feb 10, 2010
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    I can't answer your question directly but...

    Many Plebes get "adopted" by the sponsor of roommates or friends. So,whether officially requested or not, the effect is the same.

    That said, if the other Plebe is not is your Company you'll have very little interaction with him/her. Your Company mates become your family - perhaps better advice would be to build new relationships there.
  3. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 5-Year Member

    Sep 27, 2008
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    The USNA Sponsor program is a two-sided deal. Matches are made randomly, with respect to criteria indicated by both sponsor family and plebe.

    Sponsor families can request a specific incoming plebe. Plebes must also indicate on their paperwork they request that family. If the plebe doesn't request them, it's not supposed to happen, the "system" won't make the match. I don't know what the current plebe sponsor request paperwork looks like, if what I think you're asking is if there is a way for two incoming plebes to request the same sponsor. If there's a space to write it in, write it in! Never hurts to ask.

    There are frequent informal "adoptions," where it just seems to work out better with one family than another. The plebe can then go to the Sponsor Coordinator and get the sponsor family name changed out. It's mostly just a formality, but makes it official. If a plebe goes missing, the sponsor family of record may get called by USNA staff. Best to have reality reflected on the record.

    Our sponsor mids are always free to bring a friend. By the end of four years, out of any original crop of assigned plebes, we will have at least 1-3 adopted ones.
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2011

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