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  1. summerwind

    summerwind New Member

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    Hey Everybody!
    My son wants to attend the USNA and my wife and I are all for it. He is a recruited athlete (swimmer) who is about to finish up his junior year in high school. We got a letter from the swim coach last fall and spent 2 days in Annapolis as part of a college visit tour last month.
    I know getting a nomination/appointment is terribly competitive. While I think he may be fairly OK on most of the "whole person" thing, I have one concern... his driving. He was at fault in an accident last year (at age 16) in which no one was hurt. He, unfortunately, was also at fault in another accident (no injury... basically a fender bender) earlier this month.
    The accidents are on his record but nothing else... no moving violations at all. These two blemishes are the only negatives on his resume. Never any trouble at school or anywhere else.
    Are we doomed or are these incidents "non-issues"?
    Thanks!
     
  2. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    I don't remember reading anywhere about driving (or driving faults for that matter).

    Perhaps an appointee might have a better answer - I am just a candidate.

    Good luck and welcome to the forums!
     
  3. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Hi!

    Welcome to the forums!!

    You will find a wealth of information here, friends from all over the world, and a great "family" to help you with the process.

    Okay...with the driving...while I might ground my son for LIFE if he did that twice :)yllol:) the key will be: WHY did this happen? WHAT did he do that caused it and how did he handle it?

    While it may generate some angst, I really don't think it's a big deal; especially if there are no criminal (yes, criminal) charges pending, etc. If no alcohol or other drugs were involved, etc...

    Simply answer the question truthfully on any/all application forms that ask, have him ready to look his B&GO square in the eye to explain...

    And I think he'll be fine!!! :thumb:

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
    Moderator too!
     
  4. summerwind

    summerwind New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome and for the info!
     

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