Let's take a look at the current #'s. As of 1/31/11 the Cadet wing had 4,542 cadets and the Class of 2011 has 1,043 to graduate which would leave the Cadet Wing with 3,499 cadets upon their graduation. The class of 2015 is supposed to have only 1,120 cadets which brings the Cadet Wing strength back to 4,619. So, if you look at this logically the AFA will need to attrition an average of 30+ cadets each month for the next 18 months to get the Cadet Wing to 4,000 by Oct. 2012. I am not sure how the decisions will be made as to who stays and who has to leave but I can personally say that my 2 State Senators and Congressman's offices made numerous calls to the AFA on my son's his behalf but to no avail. We will try to help him return but those chances are slim, so I would like to offer some advice. 1. Study hard and stay above a 3.0 GPA (my son did not have a GPA close to this but I think this would keep cadets safe from the RIF) 2. Ask them to stay in contact with their professors to track their grades in each class. Not doing this hurt my son tremendously because he "assumed" his grades were better than they were. Get the facts and do NOT assume anything 3. Do NOT do anything to cause a honor violation. I am very proud of all those serving our Country and hope the best for all cadets.