- Jun 11, 2006
Going from memory alone, it looks like SATs are down a little from previous years.
Reading between the lines, they basically only list one EC and then break out team captains. They must hold athletic team captains in great stead.
6% African Americans
Just_A_Mom said:Let's break apart the idiocy you just posted:
In a few weeks the USMA will post a more comprehensive class profile. You can then statistically break it apart if that sort of thing is fun for you.
Unfortunately to some who feel the Army should "look like America" regardless of the competence of the individuals, it makes a big difference.
I think the reason that number was chosen to be in the spotlight in the profile is that if you look at the corps as a diverse group of people of varying interests, talents and backgrounds - then the ONE big thing that unites them is athletics. West Point recognizes the value of participating on and if possible, leading an athletic team. Being a team captain shows you are capable of leading your peers and that you are looked on highly as a person of character by your coach and team.As to the sports captain comment, I was merely making a positive comment. If one desires a WP appointment, it would behoove him to start scmoozing his coaches.
As one who has led minorities in the military, I would change the above stated "unfortunately" to "fortunately".
If "leading minorities in the military" was a "fortunate" experience, I have to assume you led people who were capable and competent and completed the mission successfully. I have done the same in the private sector.What is unfortunate is we have people in Congress and other positions of leadership who are more interested in raw numbers than what the numbers actually represent.