Id just like to know how viable is path from enlistment to West Point. I know I will be QQQ when I apply next year and I have a great shot for a principal nomination but I'm just curious about the difficulty of getting in from enlistment. The reason might sound crazy to a lot of you but I want to get in the war before its over. I would like to fight on the front lines and maybe test myself for the green beret. I want to be in special forces just because I know I would be deployed. I may not know where but at least I'll get to fight for America's interests. (I'm very patriotic if you can't tell) By the time I graduate West Point and complete all the specialty training, the War on Terror might have already grinded to a hault and the worst thing I can think of is sitting on base twittling my thumbs because I'm all dressed up with nowhere to go. Im not some war-crazed phsycopath but I just want to be a professional soldier that gets deployed around the world. So, if you dont want to read my rationale about enlistment, here is the question. Whats the deal with going to WP from the Army. Is it hard? Will I get tangled up in enlistment and hit a glass ceiling? Does WP like this? Does WP look at my high school academics and SATs to see that I'm not a screw up? Can you go directly to WP or do you have to go to USMAPS first? Whats the deal?