- Apr 29, 2010
She got Field Artillery
I would like to see the numbers on this. It seems to me that regardless of major, smart people get better grades than not-so smart people. A smart mech major will have a higher class rank than a dumb management major. Regardless, I don't see how the new system is an improvement if highly ranked engineers are getting force branched FA - that seems to be the opposite of matching branch to skills
Your mistake is in skewing the sample to fit your desired outcome by not holding the variables constant. Will a smart guy in a tough major get better grades than a not-so-smart guy in an easier major? Maybe. It depends how wide the spread in their intellect is. The question, correctly asked, is "would the same cadet, with the same effort, get better grades as a management major than as a nuclear engineering major?" Yes, he would. That's a system of perverse incentives.