What are the main differences between the US Military Academy and the US Naval Academy?
Perhaps the biggest difference is that cadets at the US Military Academy, West Point, are trained as officers for the US Army, and those at the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, are trained as officers for the US Navy and Marines.
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Answer As an old alumni of USNA I can tell you that you must first requestinformation and application from the Naval Academy. Once this hasbeen received by them you have to contact a nominating source (yourCongressman/woman, your Senators or be the son/daughter of a careermilitary person, or be on a…ctive duty in the military to get aSecretary of the Navy nomination). These are but a few of the nominating sources. You will then haveto interview with one or all of them to get the highest nominationyou can (the process is extremely competitive, apply early). Themost important item in the process is do you really want to enrollthere and do you want to give 5 years of your life to the military?If you can tolerate most basic rights being taken away for thefirst year and live under stringent military education/training forthe remaining 3 years then you just may have what it takes. Do youreally want it? Getting past the Plebe year is one of the mostexhilarating experiences because so few actually make it. Basically, here's what you need: Solid GPA: 3.9-4.0 w/o AP or >3.5 w/ AP -It isto your benefit to take AP Courses Good Test Scores: You need to have at least a 600in each area of the SAT. That is a good minimum. (I got a 1950overall and was accepted.) Physically Fit: You take a CFA and you must passin order to be accepted. Sports: It will be to your benefit to play asport... almost everyone that gets accepted does... Leadership: Student Government, Sea Cadets, JROTC- Something that shows that you can handle responsibility. Nomination: You must apply for this early to be aprime candidate. Comes from your Senator, Congressman, President...ect. Recommendations: Yes, your math and Englishteachers need to like you. They have to give you an endorsement. Overall, they look at the whole person, so each of these aspectsare important... equally important. ( Full Answer )
It is located approximately 50 miles north of New York City in West Point, NY. The US Military Academy is located in West Point, NY, up the Hudson River from NYC
Answer . It would be hard to get an exact number.. But we can make a guess. According to the official US Navy web site, there are 2450 Seals on active duty plus 325 in reserve. Most US Navy Seals are enlisted personnel, so that drops the percentage. If we look at about 15% officer, which I beli…eve is high, that would be 416 Seal Officers. NROTC commissions about 20% of the Naval Officers. OCS is probably another 20%. DCO and other programs probably make up another 10%, so it would be reasonable to guess that 50% of the Seal Officers attended the Naval Academy for about 200, a little less than 10%. ( Full Answer )
Jimmy Carter who graduated in June, 1946, is the only US President to have graduated from the US Naval Academy.
The U.S. Naval Academy is located in Annapolis, Maryland, which is about 30 miles south of Baltimore, on the coast of the Chesapeake Bay and near the mouth of the Severn River. It's about 40 miles (as the crow flies) NE of Washington, D.C.
The US military academy was founded long time ago. One of the first training grounds was created by William Roger the founder of Roger's Rangers and the US army rangers. Rogers was born in Methuen Mass and fought in the french and Indian war but during the revolution fought as a loyalist. The methue…n rangers are named after him and his group. ( Full Answer )
The legislation that established the Academy was signed by Thomas Jefferson in 1802 and the USMA was opened on 16 March 1806.
John S. McCain was born on August 29, 1936 and graduated from the Naval Academy in June 1958 so he was 2 months shy of 22.
In as much as there is not a set GPA to enter the Naval Academy you should look to the Class of 2012 profile at www.usna.edu/admissions to see what kind of individuals they are admitting. There is so much more to it then just a GPA
NO. You do not have to pay. You serve your country as a second Lt. in the Army after Graduation and for doing this you do not have to pay.
All degrees from the service academies are Bachelor of Science degrees, there are no Bachelor of Arts degrees, even if you major in English. This is due to the amount of technical courses that you will take.
Young men and women with good academic standings, discipline and physically fit that are ready to serve their country in the Navy or Marine Corps.
US Army - US Military Academy, West Point, NY. US Navy/Marine Corps - US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. US Air Force - US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO. US Coast Guard - US Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT. US Merchant Marine - US Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY (New YOrk Ci…ty) ( Full Answer )
Go to usna.edu/admissions and look at the bottom of the page for Class of 2012 Profile and you will get the idea of what you are up against as far as getting in. There are other sections there to answer most of the quetions that you would have in getting into the academy
It is in West Point, New York on the Hudson River, about 50 miles outside of New York City.
The Superintendant was Vice Admiral William P. Mack. The Commandant of Midshipmen was Capt. Donald K. Forbes
It is a college for future US Army officers, founded March 16, 1802. It is the oldest of the Service Academies, predating the Naval Academy by 43 years.
It is commonly known as USMA. It is also called West Point, as that is where it's located.
The United States Military Academy (Army) at West Point, NY, the United States Naval Academy (Navy/Marine Corps) at Annapolis, MD, and the United States Air Force Academy (Air Force) at Colorado Springs, CO. There are two more that Federal Service Academies but they are not exactly 'Military". Th…e United States Coast Guard Academy at New London, CT which, although technically under the Department of Homeland Security instead of the Department of Defense, is run much along the lines of the other three colleges. In addition, the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY is also run under the same organizational template, and the Graduates have a choice to join the civilian Merchant Marine service, or be commissioned as an officer in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, or National Guard. Incidentally, a graduate of any of the first three may, through an exchange program. be commissioned as an officer in any of the sister services. (Ex. an Air Force Academy graduate may be commissioned a U. S. Marine second lieutenant as long as a Naval Academy Graduate of the same year is commissioned in the Air Force). Details can be found at http://toughestschoolsintheworld.com/ ( Full Answer )
Each Midshipman receives a fixed percentage of the salary earned by a Second Lieutenant or Ensign and that amounts to about $7,200 and is subject to both state and Federal Income Taxes as well as social security deductions. They have an established account used for the purchase of their uniforms, la…undry, dry cleaning, haircuts, books, computers, activity fees and shoe repair. A fixed amount is deposited monthly into a personal checking account. They do not become wealthy but the amount is sufficient for their needs. Tuition, room, utilities and family style, high quality and nutritious meals are furnished at no charge. ( Full Answer )
To get into the USNA (United States Naval Academy) you must be given an appointment to the academy as well as meet their criteria. An appointment comes from a Congressman. There are a limited number of appointments for children of Medal of Honor winners and surviving children of deceased Naval perso…nnel. Try to be in the top 20% of your class at least. Honor Roll Classes are strongly encouraged. Take your ACTs and SATs and get the best score possible. You need to demonstrate leadership and be involved in activities that demonstrate that you are a well rounded individual. ( Full Answer )
July 3, 1963 The U. S. Naval Academy is officially designated a National Historic Site by the Department of the Interior pursuant to the Historic Sites Act of August 21,1935. Notification was made to the Secretary of the Navy by the Secretary of the Interior's letter dated August 21, 1961.
Ulysses S. Grant United States Military Academy , class of1843 . Dwight Eisenhower United States Military Academy, class of 1915 . Jimmy Carter United States Naval Academy,class of 1946
Due to the heavy amount of course work in the math and scienceareas a firm background in these courses is a must. To put itanother way, even and English major will graduate with a Bachelorof Science degree, not a Bachelor of Arts. In fact all of the US military graduates use science and math asoffic…ers. ( Full Answer )
The US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, trains naval officers; the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY, trains officers of the Merchant Marine.
Everyone at the Naval Academy is on "scholarship". No one pays for tuition, room and board, meals etc.
No way. When a person graduates from a U.S. Service Academy they promise to serve at least 5 years in the branch of their school.
Academy admission isn't just based on SAT's, though a high score is desirable. In addition to academic achievement, sports, recommendations, and specifically a recommendation or appointment to the Academy by a member of Congress is required. Freshman spots are few in number compared to the thousands… who annually apply for entrance. ( Full Answer )
Academy graduates become Commissioned Officers, not enlisted sailors. Though there is a similar contract, an officer can resign a commission, while an enlisted sailor cannot quit. Also, an enlistment is a signed contract between the sailor and the Navy; a commission is given by Congress. The agre…ement that is signed by a midshipman (whether at the Academy or through NROTC) says they will serve in the US Navy for six years in exchange for the education. If the individual does not meet the requirements for a commission, due to poor grades, poor leadership or other reasons, they can be enlisted to serve the 6 years. Typically there is a 4 year active duty requirement and that the remaining is done in the reserves. ( Full Answer )
It wasn't. West Point was established during a time of peace (other than the Indian Wars; which was a constant) on or about 1802.
Jimmy Carter is the only graduate of the US Naval Academy to serve as President of the United States. Only Jimmy Carter was a Naval Academy graduate.
Usually a midshipman will not reach the maximum number of demerits before action is taken to dismiss them. I won't give an exact number here which would tip off too many prospective applicants.
Irreverent names used by Midshipmen and alums: ChesapeakeUniversity of Naval Technology and Uncle Sams's School of Boats andBarges by the Bay for Boys. Canoe U is another nickname.
The mission of the United States Naval Academy is to develop midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically, and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty in order to provide graduates who are dedicated to a career of naval service and have potential for future development in m…ind and character to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government. ( Full Answer )
There are 27 sculptures on the grounds of the Naval Academy; probably the best known are Navy Bill (a goat), the figurehead of the USS Delaware (erroneously referred to as Tecumseh), and the Tripoli Monument.
The Secretary of the Navy, George Bancroft, is given the credit for establishing the US Naval Academy.
in 1845, the US Navy recognized it needed a school to formally education future naval officers and by an act of congress the Naval School was established at old Fort Severn in Annapolis. 5 years later it was re-named the Naval Academy as we know it today.
Pros Competing with some of the best students in the country A great education Builds comaraderie Great phys ed program Cons Very little time for yourself Not the most fun school to attend Not for the timid or weak of heart Constant study
There is not charge for the tuition, room and board, etc. You will have to pay for uniforms, books and supplies out of your pay however.
For which branch? There's a few... West Point, NY (Army) Annapolis, MD (Navy and Marine Corps) Colorado Springs, CO (Air Force) The Coast Guard Academy is in Connecticut, although I don't remember offhand which city it's in.
The 3 major ones are West Point (Army), the Naval Academy (Navy/Marine Corps), and the Air Force Academy (Air Force). There are also several other, smaller military academies, such as the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington, VA and the Citadel in Charleston, SC.
The "anchorman" is the Midshipman in each graduating class who finishes dead last in the class, ranked by "order of merit," which is determined by a weighted computation of academic performance (65 percent), military performance (17.7 percent), athletic performance (10 percent) and conduct (7.8 perc…ent). Though considered an honor (albeit a dubious one), getting there isn't easy - one needs to finish with low marks in everything without getting expelled, and those who go to Annapolis are typically the best students and athletic performers from around the country. One tradition is a monetary one - the each member of the graduating class places a dollar or more into the anchorman's cover (hat) as it is passed around, which adds up to nice bundle of cash. ( Full Answer )
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The higher the better - the GPA graph shows that most accepted applicants score in the 3.9 to 4.0 GPA range, with the number accepted lower as the GPA drops. Nothing lower than a 3.5 is really acceptable, given the extreme competition for appointments and the few number of spots available. High ma…rks in the Math and Science areas of the SAT are a big plus as well. Remember that Annapolis is a Science and Technology discipline school; there are no liberal arts type degrees offered there. ( Full Answer )
The Commanding Officer is a Captain. The Navy does not have the rank of Major. The answer though is CAPTAIN THOMAS L. REESE. ---------------------------------- CAPTAIN THOMAS L. REESE United States Navy Captain Lang Reese, a native of Washington, DC, graduated from Saint Albans High Scho…ol in 1978. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy where he received a Bachelor of Science degree and graduated with distinction in 1982. Captain Reese also holds a Master of Science degree from Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Command and Staff College at the Naval War College and the Armed Forces Staff College. Upon completion of initial nuclear propulsion training, Captain Reese served in USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) as Reactor Mechanical Division Officer. Subsequent sea assignments included tours as Fire Control Officer in USS TATTNALL (DDG 19), Reactor Training Assistant in USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), Operations Officer in USS THORN (DD 988), and Executive Officer in USS ARKANSAS (CGN 41). In February 2000, Captain Reese completed a tour as Commanding Officer, USS PAUL F. FOSTER (DD 964). Under his command, PAUL F. FOSTER successfully participated in FIFTH Fleet Operations in the Arabian Gulf and earned the Battle "E" in recognition as the best ship in Destroyer Squadron NINE. In July 2002, he served as Reactor Officer in USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72), participating in OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM during a 10-month deployment. In November 2006, he served as the 64th Commander of Destroyer Squadron FOURTEEN. Additionally, Commodore Reese was the Plank Owner for FFG CLASSRON responsible for support of the manning, training and equipment missions for all 30 FFGs in the Navy. While ashore, Captain Reese has served as a Yard Patrol Craft OIC conducting ship-handling instruction at the Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, RI. In February 1998, he was assigned as a Program Integrator for the Navy Theater Wide Program in the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization. In September 2004, he was the Head, Surface Nuclear Programs and Placement at the Navy Personnel Command in Millington, TN. From May 2008 until December 2010, he was assigned as Deputy Director, Total Force Requirements Division (OPNAV N12) in Washington, DC. Captain Reese most recently reported onboard as the Chief of Staff of Naval District Washington in December 2010. Captain Reese wears the Legion of Merit (2nd award), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (5th award), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2nd award), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various other personal and unit awards. Captain Reese is married to the former Kara-Ann McNulty of Newport, RI. They have three sons, Thomas, Dempsey and Steven. ( Full Answer )
The Navy only releases overall acceptance rates. Currently it is at 8%. Financial Aid Tuition and Room & Board are covered by the U.S. Government. Each midshipman receives monthly salary of about $929 to cover costs of books, supplies, uniforms, laundry, and equipment, including microcomputer.… Student Body Undergrad student body 4,603 Greek life: N/A 5 year graduation rate: 82% Out of state students: 95% Male/female ratio: 79%/21% International: 1% Students living in campus housing: 100% ( Full Answer )
The first stanza of the "Navy Hymn" is sung to close each chapelservice during Sunday's Divine Services.
Thomas Jefferson was the President in 1802 when the USMA was first funded and the first cadet graduated. US Army artillery and engineers were actually trained at the West Point garrison since 1794 when Washington was president.
You can obtain a list from the National Archives; the link is below. You'll have to search through to find which record set it's in, then submit a request online if you don't live in the area.
To join the US Military Academy, one needs to be an exceptional student with high grades and also have exceptional qualities both in leadership and physical strength.