- Jun 26, 2019
Thank you for the offer. His heart is likely with USNA, where I am sure similar things occur. I am sorry to hear about the 1-2% and hearing a personal account of it just makes it more real. I can only imagine the shock it must have been. If he has any questions I will have him message you, he is on the forum, but would need to post 4 more times to send messages. I am the lurker, not he. I will keep following this, I agree with @Holden100 I would be happy if our tax dollars helped you finish your time there and receive your diploma, then pay if forward working hard in the civilian world.Please do not stop supporting (I know you won't) your son's dream to attend USMA. There are horror stories no matter the school and USMA is still an amazing institution. The Army is a very rough, "chew you up and spit you out" place though - if you cannot meet the needs, you will be gone. I understood at the start of plebe year roughly ~1-2% of each class isn't medically commissionable and either graduate or are separated. Although, it was such a statistical improbability that it would be me, the news still came as a shock.
Thank you for the well wishes, and please do not hesitate if your son would like to speak to me about USMA (can send you my contact information) - I seem to have an abundant amount of time on my hand after leaving the busy cadet schedule hahaha. I wish you and your son the best during the application process!