Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Phildog, Dec 24, 2012.
I have heard that its easy and that it's hard. Any tips? Thanks!
Depends on where you live. In Kansas it's fairly easy because my congressman can pick 10 people and typically only 15 people apply. Some districts can have upwards of a few hundred easily, all depending on population. And then, with your senator, you're competing with the whole state.
For example, I live in central Texas and my district had around 150 people apply. Not all of the applicants will be offered interviews if your district is competitive (assuming your MOC holds interviews). So if you get interview, you're are on the right track, just a very long track...
Also, for some districts a certain SA may be more appealing than another, and that plays into the equation too. Typically, if there is an SA in the area, or a military installation, that branch usually will impact the requests. I.E. Langley and Norfolk are near each other, but there is no large Army installation, so you may find more requesting AF or Navy over Army. The same with if you live in NY, there you have WP, but no AF, you might find more requesting WP over AFA.
Another factor why military installations impact the number is statistically many military brats apply to an SA, following in the parents footsteps. VA is incredibly competitive because you have in NoVA, the Pentagon, Belvoir, Andrews, Quantico, Meade, Meyers and Bolling all within a 20 mile radii. Add in USNA down the road, and you have created the perfect storm for 100s of applicants to any branch.
Add that on top of what others have stated and you can see for some areas it maybe incredibly tough.
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