Hello USAFA crowd. It has been a long time (#1 is at Ranger School and #3 is a Yuk at USMA--so Go Army). I hope you and your cadets and graduates are well.
Was at a cocktail party over the holidays and met a friend's daughter--a bright eyed cadet candidate (a star in CAP, straight A's, with two nominations, etc.)--just a gem of a young woman whose only wish in the world is to attend USAFA.
She discussed that she had maxed the flex arm hang on the CFA--and I mentioned the importance of being able to do a single pull up (and the plethora of training materials available online--esp now that the Marine Corps has instituted pull-ups for women--there are excellent videos featuring the work of LtCol Misty Posey, and more).
So...do candidates who cannot do a pull up routinely get accepted to USAFA or is it the sort of thing that a motivated candidate would/should continue to work on the pull up with the goal of submitting an updated CFA or somehow notifying admissions when she got her chin over the bar a time or two?
I would like to be able to provide relevant and current information--and I know this group is well informed.
Happy holidays to all--and best wishes in the New Year.
Have edited this to add, of course I was like, 'You know, the application deadline for West Point is the end of February. You have a presidential nomination. With a little effort you could broaden your strategy on becoming an officer.' You would have thought I asked her to do something illegal...that girl is USAFA or AF ROTC through and through. Admirable.