My DD got advice from an AC about writing the essay using the Army/Military style of writing. The comments were "Some of the best essays I have read often use styles similar to the U.S. Army’s writing style. Google “Army Pamphlet 600-67: Effective Writing for Army Leaders.” We've also heard that SAs/CGA are looking for "your style and personality" in the writing. Leaning toward the latter as the initial advice seemed to be more the exception that the norm in conversations during the USCGA interviews, ROTC interviews and other SA middies and cadets. Input appreciated!