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Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by homewith4, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. homewith4

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    B-ball: 61'
    Pull-ups: 5
    Shuttle: 8.7
    Sit-Ups: 99
    Push up: 52
    One Mile: 6.08

    My son is going with these.
     
  2. Pima

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    Not sure if you are reporting the scores or want an opinion on the scores.
     
  3. homewith4

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    Just reporting them. He was the best in the group of 10 guys he tested with, so his confidence is high...even though he meets the mean on half of the events and is below mean on the other half.

    Since we live in Germany, DODDS schools, I think the typical applicant is different than those in CONUS. I don't want someone to jump on me...I'm not saying DODDS kids are not as good as CONUS kids, but the situation is very different, especially compared to large competitive areas. Big fish, little pond syndrome is routine here.
     
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    As a retired military spouse I do understand what you are saying, but please also take this as someone who has seen many military candidates living overseas come down the pike.

    It does not matter that you are overseas, when he goes for the board, his packet will be with a nom from your source, in your case that will include at least a presidential. The highest WCS wins the appt, regardless of where that military member lives. You should realize that your child will be competing against a stateside candidate from the same MOC. Thus, DODDS or CONUS mean absolutely nothing, the WCS means everything, and the CFA is awarded points based on their physical abilities.

    Good luck, and remember ABOVE ALL...AIM HIGH!
     
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    My recommendation to him was to wait on submitting, practice more and bring them up to the mean. His confidence is high due to circumstances, not mine. He is a middle of the road candidate in all areas. Little pond we live in, I don't think he really understands what the "competition" is (I think I do). But my role is to give advice...and then leave the decision to him. He is the one to push the "submit" button on the application.
     

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