Liaison's son

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  1. MaximusFL

    MaximusFL Member

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    I got an email from my local WP Liaison and when looking at the other people who got the email I noticed one of the people appears to be her son. Is this taken in consideration during the application for the interview?
     
  2. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    I don't have any inside track on this, but to think it wouldn't play a role would be naive. Now, that's not to say a subpar applicant, even if they are a child of a Liaison, would have any overall advantage in the final outcome though.

    On another note any person sending out a mass email in these types of situations should really use BCC options to protect privacy, but that's a completely different issue.
     
  3. NavyHoops

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    Does it play a role... Maybe, maybe not. It's sort of like a General's kid, there are as many examples of their kids getting in as there are not. I am sure if the liaison has a role in writing recommendations or evals they would defer and allow another liaison to do this. Maybe that helps in the recommendation and gets them more points on this part of their WCS but beyond I would think its neglible.
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Can't speak for USMA but I know a number of BGOs (USNA equivalent of liaisons) whose kids were turned down. I also know kids of admirals who were turned down, some more than once. I don't think it makes a difference.

    That said, to the best of my knowledge USNA doesn't allow your parent to be your BGO b/c of the requirement to write a rec. I would hope the same is true for WP. If it is permitted, I would hope WP would discount the recommendation of a parent -- i.e., just not pay attention to it either way.
     
  5. 845something

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    FFR recommendations/interviews are not worth any points on the application at West Point.

    Does their kid still have an advantage - probably. If that FFR is decent, their kid will know how to navigate the application process well. That being said, how much do HS kids like taking detailed direction from their parents.
     
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  6. USAFA83GradWife

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    How do you know this young man is her son? Seems to me that sending your son an email doesn't make sense anyway (just tell him in person.) I suspect that they only share a last name and you shouldn't stress about it.
     
  7. MemberLG

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    Least my regional commander watches out for an FFR not getting any advantage over other applicants if their kids are applying.
     
  8. Craig

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    To second what USNA1985 said. I have seen plenty people with connections get turned down. It certainly helps knowing the process. It certainly helps knowing the start of your Freshman year in HS what is expected.
     
  9. GoArmyBeatNavy

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    I have seen Liaisons recuse themselves during years their children are applying. The RC can also turn off access to the district files for that LNO (at least at West Point).
     
  10. MaximusFL

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    I consider meeting her like meeting a future employer so I did a Google search of her name and one of the hits was a twitter page that had Agee email on it. Her description said she was a fan of a certain high school. When I searched the kid who I thought was her son, he plays football for the school she said she was a fan of (his huddle came up).
     
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  11. kinnem

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    Could just as well be a nephew, if they're related at all. A agree with Maximus, I wouldn't stress about it. You'll hear whatever was meant to be, in good time.
     
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  12. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I don't know if the same is true for West Point, but a CGA academy admissions partner won't interview a relative or anyone closely connected. There are just too many conflicts of interest that could come up and you want the process to be as clean and transparent as possible.
     

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