Our son just returned from Max 3, no worse for wear and is looking forward to next year as a cadet. Just wanted to pass on a few tidbits to any underclassmen who review these boards. As you may have heard, selection to FT this year was a bit tougher than in the past (40-45% selection rate). Our son is not a scholarship cadet, and entered into the selection process with a 3.1 gpa, but still received an allocation for training. Why? He showed up to school in shape and stayed that way...And, he was fortunate enough to earn a high commander's ranking (50% of the criteria). What did he do to get it? Worked his butt off...volunteered for everything, fundraisers, community activities, you name it, joined AAS, went to ALL NON-mandatory formations, and met with the DET commander each and every time the opportunity arose. Our son was not a "top gun" or DG, but did finish in the top fifth of his camp, and much of the reason for that success was due to his involvement in the DET, to include AAS, and of course, staying in shape. He now heads back to school a much more confident cadet. Best of luck to the rising sophomores!