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Five Popular Excuses for NOT Going to USNA–Still

Building a high school grad worthy of being anointed ‘USNA midshipman’ isn’t easy, but nothing worth your effort is. As President John F. Kennedy said, A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not l...
by USNA or Bust on Aug 23, 2016

You Know You’re a Plebe Parent if…

From one of the many USNA parent networks. It all starts with a sense of humor You Know You’re a PLEBE PARENT When… you somehow work into every conversation that your child is a Midshipman at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. you find a...
by USNA or Bust on Jul 5, 2016

Qualifications of a Naval Officer

This short descriptor is included in a Midshipman’s Reef Points as a pithy discourse on what is expected of them. Long attributed to John Paul Jones, he actually didn’t write it: Qualifications of a Naval Officer It is by no means enough...
by USNA or Bust on Nov 5, 2015

You Know You’re a Plebe Parent When…

From one of the many USNA parent networks. It all starts with a sense of humor You Know You’re a PLEBE PARENT When… you somehow work into every conversation that your child is a Midshipman at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. you find a...
by USNA or Bust on Jul 20, 2015

Building a USNA Midshipman

This might be where the book got its title, but the poem is a letter… by General Douglas MacArthur for his son(1942) “Build me a son, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; o...
by USNA or Bust on Jan 11, 2015

Building a USNA Midshipman

This might be where the book got its title, but the poem is a letter… by General Douglas MacArthur for his son(1942) “Build me a son, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; o...
by USNA or Bust on Jan 11, 2015

Checklist: Physical Qualifications for USNA Acceptance

Start by reading this post for a general overview of the critical USNA pre-acceptance requirements. Done? OK. Let’s talk about physical qualifications. True, it’s not the first on the list, but it’s the one you can start right now,...
by USNA or Bust on Sep 14, 2014

Checklist: Physical Qualifications for USNA Acceptance

Start by reading this post for a general overview of the critical USNA pre-acceptance requirements. Done? OK. Let’s talk about physical qualifications. True, it’s not the first on the list, but it’s the one you can start right now,...
by USNA or Bust on Sep 14, 2014

You Know You’re a Plebe Parent wHEN…

From one of the many USNA parent networks. It all starts with a sense of humor You Know You’re a PLEBE PARENT When… you somehow work into every conversation that your child is a Midshipman at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. you find a...
by USNA or Bust on Jul 17, 2014

Building a USNA Midshipman

This might be where the book got its title, but the poem is a letter… by General Douglas MacArthur for his son(1942) “Build me a son, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; o...
by USNA or Bust on Jan 12, 2014

You Know You’re a Plebe Parent if…

from one of the many USNA parent networks. It all starts with a sense of humor You Know You’re a PLEBE PARENT When… you somehow work into every conversation that your child is a Midshipman at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. you find a...
by USNA or Bust on Jul 21, 2013

Checklist: Physical Qualifications for USNA Acceptance

Start by reading this post for a general overview of the critical USNA pre-acceptance requirements. Done? OK. Let’s talk about physical qualifications. True, it’s not the first on the list, but it’s the one you can start right now,...
by USNA or Bust on Jan 13, 2013

Building a USNA Midshipman

This might be where the book got its title, but the poem is a letter… by General Douglas MacArthur for his son(1942) “Build me a son, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; o...
by USNA or Bust on Oct 29, 2012

You Know You’re a Plebe Parent if…

from one of the many USNA parent networks. It all starts with a sense of humor You Know You’re a PLEBE PARENT When… you somehow work into every conversation that your child is a Midshipman at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. you find a...
by USNA or Bust on Jul 4, 2012

Five Popular Excuses for NOT Going to USNA

Building a high school grad worthy of being anointed ‘USNA midshipman’ isn’t easy, but nothing worth your effort is. As President John F. Kennedy said, A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not l...
by USNA or Bust on Jul 2, 2012


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