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Old 28th June 2010
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What should I keep in mind for the following themes of the candidate statements part of the USMA application?

explain why you want to attend the United States Military Academy and serve on active duty as an Army officer. (Obviously talk about Duty, Honor, Country)

2. What are the most important qualities in becoming a successful USMA cadet and a successful Army officer? (Duty, Honor, Country, again)

3. West Point and the Army are committed to the idea that respect for others and an understanding of diversity are important leadership traits. Why will you be successful in working with leaders, peers, and subordinates of a gender, color, ethnicity, and/or religion different from your own? (This is the hardest in my opinion)
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Old 28th June 2010
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Keep in mind that you should write essays that reflect what YOU think about the topics... They're trying to understand you as a person by accessing your personal beliefs and convictions.

If you're really stuck, think about what USMA and the Army truly mean to you, maybe besides "Duty, Honor, Country" and have those themes shine through. Yes, talking about diversity isn't easy, but try to see why cadets and Army officers need to be accepting of others.
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