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    shoulder surgery

    That's awesome! Mr. Mullen was on the job within 13 minutes!
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    USMA Overnight Visit, Night 0 and Day 1

    UH OH! This is becoming another bacon thread.
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    USMA Overnight Visit, Night 0 and Day 1

    I agree. Great write-up. One variable that is often overlooked is the randomness of who your candidate is placed with. My son slept at three service academies and with one ROTC company. At one service academy his handlers told him they were miserable and to go somewhere else. They slept-in...
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    I can think of 100,000 reasons to help my DS.
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    Principal Nomination but decline an appointment

    Just don't rush into any decision. You have till May 1st. Try to visit the SAs where you have received appointments if you haven't all ready. My DS had to make a difficult decision last year. We toured ships, visited Army forts, and met with the commander of our local Airforce base. Gather as...
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    College Applicant Acceptance Rate

    Do you believe any successful college re-applicants regret their decision? It must be difficult to leave an institution where one is thriving academically and is highly regarded by their NROTC unit.
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    Can Mids fish at USNA

    That was easy!
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    Service academy acceptance

    That may be true for some candidates but for those candidates with potential medical issues it makes sense to apply to multiple programs.
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    USMA Class Size 2024?

    " the Supe's presentation that afternoon" Wasn't even all day!
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    USMA Class Size 2024?

    Wow, USMA lost 10 cadets the first day!
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    USCGA Class of 2024 Rejection Thread

    @TexasAggie204 When I read about the sacrifices your son made for his country I find it upsetting that colleges still consider ROTC tuition payments a scholarship. It is loan with a potentially high interest rate.
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    USCGA Class of 2024 Rejection Thread

    "...Oh yeah, this is why DW and I absolutely LOVE our current DS's full admission to USCGA. I actually MAY be able to get some sleep for a decade or so" Until you turn on "Deadliest Catch" or "The Perfect Storm."
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    State Nomination Threads - Moderated

    Senator Booker February 1st, 2019 Congressman Van Drew February 4th, 2019
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    What did you get for Christmas?

    I got a cold from my cadet. Still worth it though!
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    AROTC Scholarship - What college should I choose?

    Here is something else to digest: Most highly selective universities are needs-based for financial-aid purposes and your ROTC scholarship is counted against you. Even though the military ROTC branch is paying full price for your tuition you may have received a significant portion of it anyway if...