Originally Posted by Christcorp
Am curious though about WWI/II.
Pretty sure no one from USAFA deployed during WWI/II.
I'm curious too, but will tell you what we were told some 25+ years ago at WP. The Corps as a whole obviously was never deployed, but classes/training were accelerated and cadets graduated early during those wars. That's why if you go through the Listing of Graduates, you'll see classes of June 1943 or December 1943 or similar.
However, when we asked why we couldn't have a refrigerator in our day room (yes, back in the Old Corps, when dinosaurs roamed the plain, not only couldn't we have them in our rooms - not anywhere in the company!), we were told the reason was because technically, West Point was deployable. And God-forbid, if we went to war, that fridge might not get cleaned out (which would be a far worse circumstance than cadets being deployed for the first time in 180 years!
). I remember pointing out to my Tactical Officer that it worked while I was an exchange cadet at Navy and we kept it clean and all and his reply was "Navy isn't deployable."
So - I'd be curious to hear if that's actually true or if our Tac was just BS'ing us! I personally would think either all SA's or none would actually be deployable but think we're safe in saying it won't happen in any case!