Hello USCGA SAF Forum, I joined this forum when I was I think a sophomore in highschool, in southern CA. I'm now 47 days from graduation (knock on wood). I'll be departing for Puerto Rico on an FRC after graduation, having the distinct pleasure of watching it in it's final stages of construction, and being part of the commissioning crew. I've always posted sporadically, but I've gotten a lot of good information from the forum. I wanted to say a general thank you. After the next month and a half, it's unlikely I'll be posting very frequently. Over the years, I went to (senior) AIM, (+1 year) CGAS, (4/c) Swab Summer, (3/c) Eagle, a surf-boat station in Massachusetts, (2/c) I was a Swab Summer Cadre and did all the other 2/c summer events, (1/c) on a Patrol Boat in Southeast Alaska, and Commander Company last summer for Echo. I'm also the 2015 class president, which mostly means I plan our formals and graduation events. I know sometimes it can be hard to get a cadet perspective, because most cadets are too cynical to post. But if anyone has questions about anything, I can offer probably the most current perspective, especially on Summer Training (I did four summers of being a Cadre/Aimster/Scholar/CC for 20 weeks) and definitely on school year life. I can be pretty candid, considering no one on this forum will ever see me as a Cadet. Admissions things... It's been a while since I applied in September of 2009, and there are a lot of Admissions experts on this site who are better suited to answer those kinds of questions. I don't remember much of it, besides the essays. If you'd feel more comfortable asking me on a private message, that's perfectly fine as well. If no one has anything, you can pretty much let this post drift into the archives, with my thanks. Good luck to all the applicants.