Hi MOMS in the Navy ,
Proud to be a Navy MoM..My son is in Nuke School SC, and will complete first 6 mos ( started Jun3 ) and will finish Dec2?? Does anyone know how long can he visit us?? How do they make the schedule off? When does he go back to school after Dec? what about the next 6 months? ( Power School) and then Prototype? I want to know because we are planning family ge ttogether everytime he comes home and it helps to plan a trip if we know ahead what dates?? If I cant find the rxact info I just need approximate time/dates. Thanks if you can give any info. He is in class 1137 mt now .
Thanks . I did join the Nuke moms. I have a great question you know the answer. My son is in A school and wants to pursue officer program.
1) after Nuke school graduation, can he go to Naval Academy? what are the chances he will get accepted. ?
2) Or can what are his choices where he does not have to work on the ship and continue college?
Read this discussion from '09 - there are lots of good information. I listed four ways of becoming an officer. The fifth, of course, is for the enlisted sailor who acquires a degree during his enlistment. Upon completion of his degree, he could apply to the Officer Candidate School program.
If your son is interested in attending the Naval Academy, your son must be under 23 years of age at the time he enters "boot camp" for midshipmen (typically in June). There are a number of slots reserved for prior enlisted sailors at the Naval Academy, I encourage your son to apply ASAP if he is interested. The process is long and arduous.
1) Officer Candidate Program (OCS) - must have a college degree. There is a Nuclear Propulsion Program that a candidate can apply for in his/her sophomore year in college (mostly for engineering or science majors). If accepted, assistance could be for tuition and living stipend (in the old days sometimes up to 35 to 40K per years). After graduation, go right into the OCS program. NUKES only.
2) STA 21 - Seaman to Admiral - for currently enlisted sailors
3) NROTC - typically for high schooler applying to college or junior college transferee. Those under #2 go to colleges with NROTC programs too.
4) United States Navy Academy - typically high school applicants, but a number of slots for prior enlisted. Extremely structured & restrictive - no "typical" campus life. Typically more difficult to get into than NROTC but could depend on major.
This is just off the top of my head. Please do some googling and get the latest stufff.