Military Service Academy Candidates 101

You have heard of the United States Military Academy (USMA), the United States Naval Academy (USNA), or the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), but do you know what it means to be a graduate of one of these schools?


Service Academy Graduates


  • Earn degrees from Academies including United States Military Academy (USMA), the United States Naval Academy (USNA), and the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)
  • Receive education from selective schools with an extensive and extremely competitive application process and an average acceptance rate of between 8-17%
  • Earn a variety of degrees, most with some emphasis on Engineering
  • May possess MBAs and other advanced degrees; as well as PMPs, PEs, and other professional certifications
  • Must serve a minimum term of duty after graduation
  • Consistently distinguish themselves from their peers in their education, military background, and performance
  • Typically geographically flexible, and often willing to relocate for a new opportunity
  • Seeking careers with advanced career progression, including Leadership Development, Operations Management, Engineering, and Sales


Learn more about how an academy military education and career informs a civilian job in this Call to Order Podcast episode, featuring Tim Sweeney, USNA graduate, and Vice President, Strategic Programs and Senior Partner, here at Orion Talent.


Orion Talent believes so deeply in the talent present in our nation's military academies that we have partnered with the Association of Graduates (AOG), United States Air Force Academy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, on their newly updated Career Center website which launched in September 2019. The Career Center allows USAFA graduates to gain valuable tools, exposure to recruiters, and access a pipeline of career opportunities through Orion Talent.


Service Academy graduates are the future leaders of your organization, boosting key growth and development. Our own leadership here at Orion includes both USNA and USMA graduates. Feel free to reach out to Tim Sweeney or Gino Marchetti to learn more about how their civilian career has benefited from their education.

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