Careers: Military--Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, Coast Guard/Navy fighter pilot question/Naval academy


Well, here is some info about me (can't personally identify me):


-Taking NJROTC
-I will be an O-1 in a month or two
-My freshman cumulative gpa was 4.571
-I'm doing 2 sports this year, and 3 sports junior and senior year

I want to go to the United States Naval Academy, and then become a fighter pilot. What should I work on, and do I stand a chance?


So you are doing great in School right now.  I'd say continue what you are doing.  Do not experiment with drugs.  Be smart about your social interactions.  Stay in the best physical shape you can.  Next year look for opportunities to develop and demonstrate leadership (team captain, class office).  Research deadlines and make sure you get all correspondence in early for your Congressional Nomination and Academy Admissions Package.  One thing you should do is visit the Academy.  As far as becoming a fighter pilot you are 8 years out (finish high school, 4 years of Academy, Flight School)...I think you should concentrate getting into the Academy first.


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Active Duty Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander. My specialties are opertations afloat and operations ashore; three afloat tours and three ashore tour under my belt including command afloat and navy exchange. My staff assignments have been with Officer Personnel Management as a Career Counselor, White House Military Office as a Social Aide, and at the Office of Law Enforcement within CG Headquarters as a program analyst. I can answer questions related to the Coast Guard, the assignment process, officer specialties, OCONUS duty, afloat and ashore operations. I can also answer questions related to the White House Social Aide Program.


WMEC Deck Watch Officer Portsmouth VA; DD Combat Info Center Officer Yokosuka Japan (Navy Exchange); WPB Commanding Officer San Juan PR; Enforcement Div Sector San Juan PR; Career Counselor (OPM-4); Law Enforcement Program Analyst (CG-MLE); Command Center Chief Sector San Juan PR

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B.S. in Government from the US Coast Guard Academy; M.S.A in Leadership from Central Michigan University

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CG Commendation Medal, USN Achievement Medal, CG Achievement Medal, CG Commandant Letter of Commendation

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