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Selection Night!

HeyJoe

Fly Navy! ...or USMC
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:eek:



100211-N-3066M-378 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Feb. 11, 2010) Midshipman 1st Class Kevin P. Rodrigo, from Sinking Spring, Pa., chooses orders to the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) during Ship Selection Night at the U.S. Naval Academy. Midshipmen from the Naval Academy's Class of 2010 selected orders to their first ships, a major milestone before joining the fleet after graduation and commissioning May 28. (U.S. Navy photo by Midshipman 4th Class Dominic Montez/Released)
 

Schnugg

It's gettin' a bit dramatic 'round here...
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Is that a double windsor knot???
 

Machine

Super *********
pilot
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Indeed. But I'm guessing it looks strange, not because of the the knot, but because his collar is too small.
 

Gus Gorilla

New Member
Indeed. But I'm guessing it looks strange, not because of the the knot, but because his collar is too small.
True.
If it were a chump knot or a fake it would be more perfect. It has to be tied freehand to be so swollen at the top and skinny at the bottom.
 

SynixMan

Staff Life
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Well at least I feel not stupid for asking what the hell is up with his shirt/tie combo...
 

HeyJoe

Fly Navy! ...or USMC
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I suspect he undid his top button for comfort causing that effect.
 

Casual

Jammin'
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So how does that work, exactly? Do they go up to a board and actually "choose" orders to where they're going?
 

phrogpilot73

Well-Known Member
So how does that work, exactly? Do they go up to a board and actually "choose" orders to where they're going?
Yup, they'll go in order based on the rank in the class - there's boards with all the duty stations, and ships available. Then they pick their ship/duty station and obviously it's not longer available for the guys behind them.
 

eddie

Working Plan B
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Yup, they'll go in order based on the rank in the class - there's boards with all the duty stations, and ships available. Then they pick their ship/duty station and obviously it's not longer available for the guys behind them.
After factoring in port, class, etc., how do MIDs know which ships are "good" ships. I assume there must be some kind of gouge on the command climate?
 

Jim123

DD-214 in hand and I'm gonna party like it's 1998
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Yup, they'll go in order based on the rank in the class - there's boards with all the duty stations, and ships available. Then they pick their ship/duty station and obviously it's not longer available for the guys behind them.
What if the boards had billets/jobs on the back? That could add a fun twist... AUX-O, 1st LT, electrical O... :) Correspondingly, aviation selection could have platform or aircraft as a surprise on the back (never mind Primary grades).

Ideas like this are why I'm not in charge :D


/break

Back to being serious, I see LHA-5, LHA-6, and LPD-22 on there... and a few old FFGs. Time marches on!
 

BigRed389

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What if the boards had billets/jobs on the back? That could add a fun twist... AUX-O, 1st LT, electrical O... :) Correspondingly, aviation selection could have platform or aircraft as a surprise on the back (never mind Primary grades).

Ideas like this are why I'm not in charge :D


/break

Back to being serious, I see LHA-5, LHA-6, and LPD-22 on there... and a few old FFGs. Time marches on!
The ships don't even know what billet they'll get. At one point we had so many Ensigns there were 3 LDO "assistants" in addition to 2 other unnecessary jobs.
 

wingsB4rings

Four fans of freedom, all day long
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...Correspondingly, aviation selection could have platform or aircraft as a surprise on the back (never mind Primary grades).

Ideas like this are why I'm not in charge :D
This would be great to pull on those morons (like the one a few weeks ago who was asking about switching communities in case he got "stuck" going something else other than jets) who have never flown in their life yet somehow know that jets are the only thing for them.
 
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