Hey! I'm RW1998. I'm currently an infantryman in the 75th Ranger Regiment and a combat veteran with one deployment under my belt. West Point has always been a dream for me, my father was class of '91 and something just attracts me to the Academy. I've visited many times, read a lot about West Point, etc. Sadly, I went through some emotional problems in high school that led to me graduating with a 2.6 GPA (Not sure where I am class rank-wise, but am currently trying to find out)with no extracurriculars or athletics, so I joined the Army on an option 40 contract. I've improved since then, performed well through Basic, Airborne School, and RASP. Deployed once. I've always maxed my PT test, scored expert on my rifle marksmanship, and won Soldier of the Quarter once. On the academic side I've taken a couple community college classes, so I now have 12 college credits and a 4.0 college GPA. I also studied my butt off preparing for the SAT while in Afghanistan and somehow got 2600 on my SAT. My Company Commander has also said he will give me a nomination. Overall, I think my chances are pretty good considering my military career and post-high school academics. But part of me is still concerned that my poor high school performance will end up keeping me from an appointment to the Academy. Thank you, I'm looking very forward to learning a lot from this forum.