Completely separate from the original post that spawned this thread, this “Academy Insider” guy seems like kind of a tool.
I have heard through some Yard sources here about a group of youngsters (3/c) in trouble for cocaine possession in Bancroft. NCIS involved.
This is hearsay, of course. I hope there is no truth to it, but every few years mids decide to do bonehead things with drugs.
I am not naive, and I also understand that like any school USNA has its fair share of disciplinary issues, but that really surprises me.
Smart, athletic, skilled people can also do bad things.
The vast majority of mids are fine, upstanding people who generally do the right thing, a few excursions into administrative rule-breaking aside.
No - the worst part is that these **REMOVED** took spots that would otherwise have been appointments of honorable American men and women who would have done the Academy proud and served our nation accordingly.It's unfortunate, but as CAPT MJ says, these things come up from time to time. We all expect more , and I think USNA does a pretty good job at admitting the best and the brightest, but there will always be some bad apples slipping in and making the rest look bad. The worst part is that the press gets hold of these things and has a field day bashing USNA .
No - the worst part is that these **REMOVED** took spots that would otherwise have been appointments of honorable American men and women who would have done the Academy proud and served our nation accordingly.
I wish it were not so Captain. Sadly, it is. I just spent the weekend at USNA and got it confirmed by a couple of MIDS that are in that company.I hope there is no truth to it,.
I wish it were not so Captain. Sadly, it is. I just spent the weekend at USNA and got it confirmed by a couple of MIDS that are in that company.
It may be time to retire the “best and brightest” phrase.
This description pops up often - particularly in descriptions of Academy students. It isn’t really accurate (no disrespect intended). But there are ROTC, PLC, OCC and even non-military students who should be considered within that group as well.
The application and vetting process works well but hasn’t proven to weed out morally bankrupt students with great success. This will continue to be a challenge for all military entrance programs.
The way I got it from the MIDS I mentioned, there were four...three males and one female.Any word on how many involved ? It's obviously being held pretty close to the vest, as I don't seen any press yet.