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

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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 
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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