ALNAV 059/13 ENLISTED APPLICATIONS TO THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY

The United States Naval Academy was founded in 1845 with 50 midshipmen students and seven professors. In 2013, there are 4,576 midshipmen and 510 academic staff.

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SUBJ/ENLISTED APPLICATIONS TO THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY//

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REF B IS OPNAVINST 1420.1B, ENLISTED TO OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS
APPLICATION ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL (NAVAL ACADEMY, CHAPTER 3).
REF C IS MARINE CORPS ORDER 1530.11G, APPLICATION TO THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY
AND NAVAL ACADEMY PREPARATORY SCHOOL.//

RMKS/1. The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) is seeking Sailors and Marines, active
and reserve, for admission to the Naval Academy class of 2018. Among each
entering USNA class is a corps of prior-enlisted Sailors and Marines who
infuse peer-level Fleet experience into the brigade of Midshipmen. These
young men and women, from all walks of American life, will lead our Fleet 20
years from now. Commanding Officers (COs) are encouraged to identify
motivated personnel who meet the criteria and may be good candidates for
selection to the Naval Academy.

2. Successful candidates will be top quality Sailors and Marines who fit the
following profile:

a. Academics:

(1) Possess a strong high school grade point average indicating the
potential to succeed at USNA. Fleet applicants ranked in the top 40 percent
of their high school class are typically considered competitive.

(2) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) reasoning test scores taken within
the last two years. The SAT is a three part test consisting of Reading,
Math, and Writing. Applicants should aim to score above 500 in Reading and
550 in Math with a combined minimum of 1050 for these two parts of the SAT.
While Writing is an important component of the SAT, there is no recommended
minimum for this part of the test. For applicants who have taken the
American College Test (ACT), scores of 22 English and 24 Math are
recommended. Potential candidates with SAT or ACT scores that are older than
two years or below the minimum guidelines above are strongly encouraged to
retake the test during the application process. Standardized test scores
will be accepted until 1 February 2014 for applicants who want to improve
their scores.

(3) Completed four years of mathematics, including a strong
foundation in geometry, algebra, and trigonometry; four years of english; and
one year of chemistry. Additionally, physics, calculus, history, and two
years of a foreign language are strongly recommended. Continued education
since high school is vital, and candidates are encouraged to strengthen their
packages with college courses in higher math and sciences.

b. Top performers who possess strong leadership potential (i.e., past
and present command Junior Sailors/Bluejackets of the Quarter/Year, top 20
percent performers in “A” and “C” schools).

c. Good moral character and unquestionable loyalty to the United States,
as determined by command interview and military recommendations.

d. No record of disciplinary action under Article 15, Uniform Code of
Military Justice, or conviction by civil court (except minor traffic
violations) during the three years preceding application for the program.

e. Outstanding physical fitness, as determined by the Candidate Fitness
Assessment and recent Physical Fitness Assessment performances.

f. Must not have passed their 23rd birthday on 1 July of the year of
admission to the academy. Limited age waivers may be granted under the
National Defense Authorization Act for FY-12, Section 553.

g. Must not be married, pregnant, or have incurred obligations of
parenthood.

3. Candidates with strong academic and military backgrounds may receive
direct appointments to USNA. Top performers who need to strengthen their
academic background may be selected to attend the Naval Academy Preparatory
School (NAPS) in Newport, Rhode Island for one year and receive an
appointment to USNA the following year.

4. Personnel selected to attend USNA or NAPS must be medically qualified by
the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB) in order
to be commissioned as an officer in the Navy or Marine Corps. Once in
receipt of a candidate number, candidates should contact DODMERB immediately
at 1-800-841-2706 to schedule an appointment. Reference (a) provides medical
standards.

5. Up to 170 regular and reserve enlisted personnel may be appointed to USNA
each year. Deadline to apply for the class of 2018 is 31 December 2013.
Deadline for all completed applications and recommendations is 1 February
2014. Packages completed before 1 February 2014 will be reviewed by the
admissions board as soon as received. Packages will not be reviewed without
the CO’s recommendation. References (b) and (c) provide guidance.

6. To begin, an applicant becomes an official candidate by submitting a
preliminary application on-line at http://www.usna.edu/admissions. After selection
as a candidate, a candidate number, username, and password will be assigned
and the candidate will be directed to complete the on-line application at
http://www.usna.edu/candidateinformation. The USNA operates on a rolling admissions
process and Fleet applicants are encouraged to complete their applications
early to improve competitiveness.

7. Direct application questions to the Fleet Liaison at 1-410-293-1839/1836/
DSN 281; emaxwell(at)usna.edu; or U.S. Naval Academy, Candidate Guidance
Office, Halsey Field House, 52 King George St, Annapolis, MD 21402-1318,
Attn: Fleet Liaison.

8. Additional information about the USNA may be obtained through the Naval
Academy website at http://www.usna.edu/admissions/stactive.htm.

9. Released by Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy.//

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