Family Academy Ties

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by bsanj2010, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. bsanj2010

    bsanj2010 Member

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    I know on record, admissions says that prior ties don't impact the way they review you, but do you know if they put any weight whatsoever on family ties to military or the SAs? Not to say it would be the "be-all end-all"

    My Grandfater was a USNA Grad, I have 2 Great-Uncles who graduated from USAFA in the 70s, My dad was a USNA applicant (didn't make it but served in the Army as an enlisted), and my cousin just graduated from USMA this last summer (class of 2013). Nothing worthy of a military nom though.

    It may have an impact, it really may not, I have no idea.

    Any knowledge would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Damarkodixon

    Damarkodixon Member

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    It asks if any of your family has attended a service academy in part of the application if im not mistakes. It cant hurt anything after all.
     
  3. mja2014

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    The academy won't say it, but who you know does help a bit. But it depends on what that person says about you if you have them do a recommendation. I had my cousins husband (an academy grad and an active duty officer) and a family friend (AF brig gen retired) write me a recommendation. They both know me very well and wrote well of me. The general got a hand written letter from the head of admissions thanking him for his letter and saying that they thought highly of my accomplishments. (I'm now an appointed cadet for 2018)


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  4. USAFA83GradWife

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    I know someone who used to be on a board. He said that it helps only a little. If a parent was a grad, then there's a good chance you'll make it through, too. Having said that, I really got the impression it's more as a tie-breaker
     

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