Hi all- I have just completed my first candidate statement for USMA with the parameter of 2500 characters or less in mind. After checking the character count of my statement, I found it to be 2902 characters (with spaces) and 2405 characters (without spaces). I'm assuming that the candidate portal counts a space as a character, however, i want to be sure before I have to cut it down by a few hundred characters. Any insight regarding this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!