Well, how do we define most qualified? Is a high school kid with 1500 SAT who wants to become an Army officer because he went to SLE more qualified than a combat vet with 1200 SAT? Keep mind based on various sections of US Code Title 10, service academies cannot accept top 1200 candidates by whole candidate scores. My opinion that for some kids, Duty, Honor, Country is enough to have them apply to service academies,but some kids need more incentives to apply. Not to side track but reason why a candidate with 1400 SAT might be told to retake SAT is not because her score is not good enough, rather she might only have a Congressional nomination and her Congressional district might be super competitive and there might a couple candidates with 1500 SAT in her Congressional district. I don't disagree with LTC Heffington, but if an open letter from a retired LTC is all we need to condemn the current West Point leadership with some anynomus forum postings, what would an open letter by a current reserve COL condemning LTC Heffington be worth? Probably not much as what matter now days are not facts, but what we want to believe to be the truth. Why wait until the Sup replies . . .