I'm kind of torn on the subject. As a parent now, I understand wanting the acknowledgment for DS/DD. As a highschooler going to USMA, I didn't care. As an Army officer, I understood that all of the accolades for a job well done should go to the troops and not me and that suited me the best. So this is just prepping them for the rest of their military career. Side note: I went to an IB school when IB was almost non-existent in the US in the 80s and out of the 100 that graduated we had kids going to Harvard, Yale, MIT, Cal Tech, Stanford, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Northwestern etc.... so USMA didn't stand out at all.