As BGO interviews are starting to become a regular topic I thought I would share some gouge on the interview. First, the facts. Here is the secret sauce of the BGO interview...drumroll please...major spoiler...here it goes... There are six attributes the BGO is trying to assess about a candidate during their interview: Motivation/interest Leadership potential Responsibility assumed Organizational skills Physical fitness Communication skills Now, if you take a look at these, a BGO can go anywhere with questions to probe an attribute since there are no canned questions provided by CGO. That being said, think about what the BGOs is trying to do. They want to see if you can give examples of the first five and they want to hear you think on your feet to assess the last attribute. Hopefully candidates who have gone through the interview will see these attributes are an obvious theme. My favorite question: "If you were sent on a mission to Mars and would never come back...what three things would you bring?" Darned if it does get those wheels going in the candidate's brains. But hey, candidates are trying to get into the Naval Academy where a plebe has to pop off a chow call while getting yelled at by a second class. So, my advice? Understand the attributes and slot your experiences into each of them. Listen to the BGO question. What are they trying to find out about you? Don't provide a canned answer, just briefly explain yourself as it relates to the attribute. Saying you are an Eagle Scout does not a potential leader make (canned answer). Great...I was never an Eagle Scout so as a BGO I don't have a frickin' clue what that means. Explaining what you did that demonstrated your leadership attributes while an Eagle Scout is much more interesting (slotting your experiences). **Disclaimer** No disrespect to Eagle Scouts...I am merely making two points... 1) don't can your answers and 2) I really never was an Eagle Scout. Best of luck and BEAT ARMY!