Son has received appointment, now what?

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  1. mother500

    mother500 New Member

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    Can anyone tell me please.....I understand the service commitment periods, but what happens if a plebe determines that West Point is not for him, a year or two down the road? In the case of failing, or resignation, what commitments, financially and service wise, are applicable? Thank you for your attention and response.
     
  2. jake s

    jake s USMA Cadet

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    For the first two years at West Point, a cadet who is separated for whatever reason has no service obligation. So basically the first two years are free if you decide to leave.

    At the beginning of your junior year you have "cow committment." That means that if you leave while you are a junior or senior at the academy you will owe the army time as an enlisted soldier, or will pay back the price of your education. The decision on whether you do enlisted time or just pay it back usually isn't yours to make from what I understand.

    If you look in the "Instructions for Admitted Applicants" booklet on your son's portal you will see a copy of the document your son will sign on R Day. It includes all of the service obligation information that you might have questions on.
     

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