I haven't posted enough to be permitted to include the link, but there is an article on chronicle.com entitled "The Few, The Proud, The Enfantilized" As I have on NROTC MIDN and one SA candidate I found this very interesting and thought provoking. I have several family members who attended and / or graduated from SAs and know many OCS and ROTC produced officers as well. Is there any objective way to evaluate what he says? I am afraid my son is the uber hard-charging alpha who has spent the last 18 years dreaming of attending a SA. He would thrive in the Parris Island meets Harvard world, but I do worry about him being disillusioned by the realities of SA life. He has multiple ROTC offers in hand. Perhaps I am just looking to soften the blow that perhaps he has been passed over in final selection ??? Not looking to start a fight, just curious if others see any validity in this article.