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

REF/A/DOC/MANMED/20OCT20//

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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

2026.  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 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 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.  The writing component is

not required for consideration for admission.  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 level 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)  Push-ups (Two Minutes):  45 (Male); 20 (Female)

        (2)  Front Plank:  1:45; 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 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 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 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

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 exam

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 USNA each

year.  The deadline to apply to the Class of 2026 is 31 December 2021.  The

deadline for all completed application documents is 31 January 2022.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete their application as soon as

possible.  Packages completed before 31 January 2022 will be reviewed by the

Admissions Board as soon as they are received.  Packages will not be reviewed

without the CO’s endorsement.  References (b) and (c) provide guidance.

6.  An applicant becomes an official candidate by submitting a preliminary

application on-line at https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/.  A follow-on e-mail

back to the fleet applicant will provide them with a candidate number and

instructions for completing the full application.  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

281-1839 or siegfrie@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 USNA may be obtained at

https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Apply/Active-Duty-Service-Applicants.php.

9.  Released by the Honorable Thomas W. Harker, Acting Secretary of the

Navy.//

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