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Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by matthew123, May 27, 2009.

  1. matthew123

    matthew123 Member

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    Hello, I have not posted in a while so here I am posting. I have a question I am attending police state youth week, and National Young Leaders Conference. Two things that are happening the beginning of next year. Now my question is, has to deal with would I be able to put the police state youth week on my resume instead of Boys State which I was going to attend but now I am not going to be able to do to the encampment for Civil Air Patrol to get my Mitchell Award. Which is more important? Boys State? or my Mitchell in-case my plan for the Air Force Academy does not work out. I could be as soon as I get into Basic be an E3 instead of an E1 or Air Man Basic. Please I am interested, but I think Mitchell is more important and since I am going to DC with the N.Y.L.C. boys state might not be in great importance like Mitchell will please help me thanks and have a great day.

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    Matthew
     
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  2. starvinmarvin_09

    starvinmarvin_09 USAFA Cadet

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    i'm not sure about what to tell you about your decision other than do what means more to you.

    But if you are still able to... remove your name from the post. It is never a good idea to let your name out on the net to people you do not know. You may know some of us on here, but who is to say that there are not random people coming on here. Always good to practice safe internet security.
     
  3. Christcorp

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    I'm not quite sure I understand your question. I understand you're asking whether police state, Boy's State, CAP Mitchell award are equal, more important than the other, etc... I really can't give you an opinion on that. Mainly because the academy is a whole person concept in the application, and there's a lot of people who never did scouting, CAP, etc... and yet they still get into the academy. Matter of fact, only 10% of those at the academy ever were involved with CAP.

    But the part that confuses me in your post in the part about if the academy doesn't work out, that you could come into the air force as an E3 or E2. Assuming that you meet the criteria for coming in with an additional stripe or two, are you saying that if you don't get into the academy, that you have no intention of going to college???? There are plenty of ways to go to college, inexpensively. Why are you going from the extreme of trying to go to the academy to not going to college at all and joining the air force directly as an enlisted person????

    Maybe you can clarify what your plans are; what your options are; and then what your questions are. They're a little bit unclear to me. Later.... Mike.....
     
  4. packermatt7

    packermatt7 USAFA Cadet

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    Guess what? They all look great on your resume. I'd say do whatever you would enjoy the most.
     
  5. PDub

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    If USAFA doesn't work out, AFROTC might...
     
  6. Eighth Lock

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    Please revise your post, in its current form it is very unclear what you are saying.

    I'm not sure if this is what you was what you were asking, but, if you were wondering about putting down an activity which you planned to do, but are no longer able to do, my advice would be do not put it down. Simply because you want to do something doesn't mean it should be on your resume.

    Your resume is simply a paper summary of who you, not who you would like to be. Also, do not make decisions based soley off of how they look on your resume, do what you like, and if the academies are a good fit for you, then everything will fall into place. If it doesn't then the academies, for whatever reason, may not have been the best place for you to thrive.
     
  7. matthew123

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    I am very sorry about the unclear post, now as far as if I do not get accepted which I am not even saying such a sort. I would go to the prep school and give the Academy another shot since it is and has been my dream for many years. Also I understand that if the academy is for me then it will fall into place, and to be honest with you, It seems that I am currently on the right path, and could be there in 2 years. But I will keep coming back for advice since it is such a long hard thing to do but it is worth it, thanks everyone.
     

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