I know other we have other threads on foolish things people say about academies and ROTC but as son’s senior year winds down, people keep talking. DS got AROTC scholarship on 2nd board and kept it pretty quiet. Now as more find out they feel free to share their foolish comments with us. We have our standard answers, but they don't even hear (thinking about their next comment.) In no particular order here are a few (remember these are parents not their children, for the most part). Add ones you or your child has heard. -I would never let my son do that, aren’t you afraid with all the wars and terrorist groups? -You thought you would miss him just going to college you’ll never see him in the military. -I thought he was smarter than that, why would you let him do that. -John/Tom/Bill could have gotten one of those but no one told him about it! -That’s how the military hooks the kids that can’t go to college otherwise. - West Point wanted my son to go there to play (fill in the blank for sport) (mind you we are in a very small class B, with few going on to play any college sport, let alone D-1-) From a minority we have heard: -That is fantastic, you must be so proud of him. -He always was a smart kid we knew he would do well. -Good head on his shoulders, he actually has a plan in place. -What a great opportunity, he will do well.