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

REF/A/DOC/NAVMEDCOM/4APR14//
REF/B/DOC/OPNAV/14DEC09//
REF/C/DOC/MCO/29OCT15//
NARR/REF A IS NAVMED P-117, MANUAL OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.  REF B IS
OPNAVINST 1420.1B, ENLISTED TO OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS APPLICATION
ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL.  REF C IS MARINE CORPS ORDER 1040.43B, APPLICATION
FOR NOMINATION TO THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY AND NAVAL ACADEMY PREPARATORY
SCHOOL.//

RMKS/1.  The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) is seeking top performing,
energetic male and female Sailors and Marines, active and reserve, who
have demonstrated strong leadership, for admission to the Naval Academy
Class of 2024.  Among each USNA class is a corps of prior-enlisted Sailors
and Marines who infuse peer-level Fleet experience into the Brigade of
Midshipmen.  Twenty years from now, these young men and women, from all
walks of American life, will lead our Fleet.  Commanding Officers (CO) are
encouraged to identify motivated enlisted personnel who meet the criteria
and may be good candidates for selection to the USNA.

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 the USNA.  Fleet applicants ranked in the top
40 percent of their high school class are typically considered competitive.

(2) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 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 (verbal) and
above 550 in math, with a combined minimum of 1050.  There is no
recommended score for the writing component, but it may be used for
evaluation purposes.  For applicants who have taken the American College
Test (ACT) within the last two years, scores of 22 in english and 24 in
math are recommended.  Potential candidates with SAT or ACT scores that
are older than two years or below these guidelines are strongly encouraged
to retake the test.

(3) Typically 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; candidates are encouraged
to strengthen their admission application with college courses in higher
math and sciences.

(4) If schedule permits, applicants are encouraged to complete
college courses that display current academic ability.

b.  Top performers who have demonstrated or possess strong leadership
(e.g., past and present Command Junior Sailors/Bluejackets of the
Quarter/Year, top 20 percent performers in A and C schools, class
leaders, Honor Guard members, and community volunteers).

c.  Good moral character and unquestionable loyalty to the United
States, as determined by a 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 admission.
Waivers are on a case-by-case basis.

e.  We are seeking candidates with outstanding physical fitness.  In
addition to passing the Candidate Fitness Assessment in the USNA
application, candidates need to have demonstrated the ability to pass the
Naval Academy physical fitness requirements within the last year.  The
USNA Physical Readiness Test standards (Minimum Passing Scores) are:

1.  Curl-ups (Two minutes):  65 (Male/Female);

2.  Push-ups (Two minutes):  45 (Male); 20 (Female); and

3.  1.5 mile Run:  10:30 (male); 12:40 (Female).

f.  Must not have passed their 23rd birthday on 1 July of the year of
admission to the USNA.

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

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

4.  Personnel selected to attend the 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 candidates complete 50 percent of the application, their name
will be sent to DoDMERB for the physical and eye exams.  The candidate
will be contacted by Concorde, the DoDMERB contractor, with information on
where to receive the physical and eye exams.  The Service Member will be
contacted by the USNA Fleet Coordinator with information on how to get the
physical and eye exams completed at their own Military Treatment Facility
as an alternative.  Reference (a) provides medical standards.

5.  Up to 170 regular and reserve personnel may be appointed to the USNA
each year.  The deadline to apply to the Class of 2024 is December 31,
2019.  The deadline for all completed application documents is January 31,
2020.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete their application as
soon as possible.  Packages completed before January 31, 2020 will be
reviewed by the Admissions Board as soon as received.  Packages will not
be reviewed without the COs endorsement.  References (b) and (c) provide
guidance.

6.  An applicant becomes an official candidate by submitting a preliminary
application on-line at www.usna.edu/admissions.  After designation 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
www.usna.edu/candidateinformation.  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 (410) 293-
1839/DSN 281 or bland@usna.edu, or write to:  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 at
https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Steps-for-Admission/Active-Duty-Service-
Applicants.php
.

9.  Released by the Honorable Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy.//
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