Why Do You Want to go to West Point?

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  1. USMATx2017

    USMATx2017 Member

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    Haven't seen this sort of thread before, so I figured I would kick it off and see what kind of replies people give.


    So why do you want to go to West Point?
     
  2. wnal0311

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    Having two immigrant parents, I know that many people out there in other nations see America as the shining beacon of opportunity and to a better way of life. I wanted to join the Army to become a part in protecting this nation so that America can continue on as this light source.

    But now my reason grew to include environmental sustainability. I want to join the corp of engineering to help the drive towards sustainability. The Army uses up alot of resources and I want to become a part in leading the army towards sustainability that takes less from the environment and is also much cheaper. As a low ranking officer I know that this is very idealistic, however as an higher ranking one maybe I can make a difference.
     
  3. Lone Star

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    Basically, I knew that I wanted to serve in the US military. The only question for me was how, when, and where. So, with that intention already set for myself, I decided that I would rather fulfill it in the best way possible rather than just getting by. I was also sure that I wanted to go to college before too long.

    When I was a sophomore (I think) I read about West Point being named the number one college in the nation by Forbes, which caught my interest. After looking into it a bit more, I realized West Point met both of my goals - for the "exceptional" aspect of the Army as well as for my education. Add onto that the enormous prestige and history of the Academy, and I was totally sold on West Point.
     

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