First Reaction When Your DS/DD Decided to Apply?

Discussion in 'Service Academy Parents' started by harrynm034, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. bopper

    bopper Member

    Nov 22, 2016
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    I think it is like if you go to medical school...doctors now will try to dissuade you. If you can see yourself doing anything else, then do that. But if that is the only thing you can see yourself doing, then go ahead.

    For you, you can decide to try for a Service Academy and live a military life right away, or go ROTC and have a more typical College life before you join a service.
  2. harrynm034

    harrynm034 Member

    Nov 9, 2018
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    Thank you! I want something different, and have experienced college life through upward bound. Life there was boring so I will probably apply to SA or SMC!
  3. Sandydesert

    Sandydesert Member

    Aug 10, 2016
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    DS said about halfway through 7th grade that he intended to go to USNA. I said " You and a lot of other kids want to go there too. What is plan B? " His response was " I don't need plan B, I'm going to make sure I'm one of the kids that gets in and serves my country by being in charge of a boat or submarine some day." We fully supported his applying; what worried me was how heartbroken he would have been if he hadn't gotten in. It is all he talked about since seventh grade. He is now a 2C.
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  4. fencersmother

    fencersmother 10-Year Member Founding Member

    Oct 10, 2007
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    One twin was 100% onboard for USAFA from the summer before senior HS year. The other guy... more contemplative, weighing pros and cons.

    For Fencersfather and I, we were very pleased they went together, and knew that their education would be top notch. For parents of identical twins, I think we were more concerned about them being separated than we were about their college choices.

    Both flying their airframe of choice now, married, one with 3 boys, one with 2 girls. In many respects, a great life. Only downside: deployments and LONG missions away from home.
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