USA: Naval Academy Accepts Enlisted Applications For Class of 2016

The Navy announced July 12 the U.S. Naval Academy’s admissions cycle for the class of 2016, entering in July 2012, is open to enlisted Sailors.

Top enlisted performers who possess strong leadership potential, have been recognized as Junior Sailors or Bluejackets of the Quarter or who graduated in the top 20 percent in their “A” and “C” schools are encouraged to apply by Jan. 31, 2012.

To be eligible, top quality Sailors and Marines must meet competitive standards based on academic, military and physical performance. Academically, applicants must possess strong high school grade point averages and SAT scores, and have completed four years of mathematics and English and one year of chemistry.

Applicants must be physically fit with no record of disciplinary action within three years preceding application. They must not have passed their 23rd birthday by July 1, 2012, and cannot be married, pregnant or have incurred obligations of parenthood.

The deadline for initial application to the class of 2016 is Jan. 31. All completed applications and recommendations must be received by March 1 to be considered.

The Naval Academy, located in Annapolis, Md., provides approximately 1,000 officers to the Navy and Marine Corps every year, with many entering as prior enlisted men and women from the regular and reserve components of the Navy and Marine Corps.

Students at the academy are designated midshipmen and receive midshipman pay plus tuition, room and board. Upon graduation, they receive a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission in the Navy or Marine Corps.

The Naval Academy offers 23 academic majors in engineering, science, mathematics, social sciences and the humanities. In addition to the academic curriculum, students also take military professional courses in navigation, naval engineering, weapons, leadership, naval history and law.

Source: navy, July 21, 2011

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