Good afternoon everyone.... My first post here on the board...... My DS had his first congressional interview today. Was called in for an interview prior to the MOC's application deadline, which one would assume is a positive thing. Has the grades, courses, activities that you'd expect from a kid interested in the academies. We spent time going over the types of questions he might hear, but ended up coming out blindsided. Four interviewers in the room, but one dominated the interview, telling him that he'd have thrown his application in the trash if it had come across his desk. DS did his best to adapt to the situation, but felt devastated after the interview ended. (I haven't talked with him in person (as interview was 3 hours away), but my thought was that the interview was intended to see how he adapted to negative pressure. From what I've gathered, he didn't work directly for the MOC's office, but is brought in for the interview process. Anyone else's DC run into this situation before? I've told him to keep his head up, and send a thank you note to the MOC's office as soon as he gets home tonight. Any insight will be greatly appreciated.