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


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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