USNA interview with Blue Gold Officer

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  1. Daretodream

    Daretodream Member

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    Our son has applied to both the USNA and USAFA. He has completed the USAFA application process including the ALO interview. We have the USNA interview with the Blue Gold officer tomorrow and it involves both us and our son. The USAFA interview only involved our son. Any suggestions on what to expect would be appreciated.
     
  2. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    The parents are asked to attend a portion of the interview to make sure that they understand exactly what USNA is and what their son/daughter is getting themselves into.
    I would offer a suggestion....when the BGO is asking your son a question, do not jump in to answer for him! Most likely at some point into the interview, you will be kindly asked to leave and then it will be one-on-one with the BGO and your son.
     
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  3. AF6872

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    We have been through the USNA BGO interview twice and the USAFA once. Since the BGO interview was the second time with the same BGO we knew the drill. Meet and greet at our home the first time and BGO's home the second. Only asked me, how is your daughter doing at USNA? I knew enough that I had no input for the interview and left them to the Q&A. USAFA ALO saw the USNA sticker on my car and after introducing himself his only comment was "we might want to change that". As bgo08 said don't volunteer answers for your son/daughter and if you are prior or current military they will probably just introduce themselves and you can disappear. Don't stick around. Good Luck.
     
  4. USNA 19 DAD

    USNA 19 DAD Member

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    The above is excellent advice, but you might want to be prepared to stay too. My DSs BGO asked us to stay for the entire interview. He had plenty of questions for me and the DW. That said, we spoke only when spoken to. DSs interview was at a neutral location, so maybe that had something to do with it.
     
  5. midmom20

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    Our DS met his BGO at the guidance office of his HS. He came home to dress up and then went to football practice. Both DH and myself have not met or spoken to the BGO. Should I be worried?
     
  6. Spud

    Spud BGO

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    No, not at all. As a BGO I meet my candidates for the interview in the lobby of one of the more classy hotels and conduct the interview in a quiet corner. If the parents bring the candidate, I am more than happy to meet and answer any questions with them and then I excuse them to have some coffee in a nearby restaurant. Their son/daughter can call them for a pick-up when we are through. Meeting the parents is fine but a very low priority for me----they are not going to the Academy, their offspring is. Different BGOs do different things.
     
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  7. Ted&Gladys

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    DD's BGO interviewed her in a local coffee shop and did not ask to meet us. Originally said the interview would be about 45 minutes; ended up being closer to 75 minutes. DD drove herself and we were no where near the scene, although BGO offered (through DD) to answer any questions we might have. DD brought hard copies of her resume and USNA personal statement at BGO's request.
     
  8. Juvat

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    It is up to the BGO as to how to address the parents issue. For my DD, BGO took her into his office and they had a one on one. Afterwards he came out and asked if I had any questions. USAFA ALO invited (actually insisted) that I join him for the interview. Your best bet, plan on your DS going solo for the interview.
     
  9. AF6872

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    I hate Starbucks for an interview.
     

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