Originally Posted by Just_A_Mom
Take it easy there.... sub standard?? That is offensive.
Offensive? Not in a military context.
The academies have standards. The military has "standards." That's what we call them. Something in this young man's profile did not measure up to what the Naval Academy was seeking for members of the class of 2013. That, by definition, made him sub-standard. It's a common and appropriate term in the military. People who find that offensive are, quite likely, only accustomed to the civilian world where honest evaluations are frequently avoided in favor of politically correct language.
As for the rest of the post....that's some
passion you've got there, AF6872.