I don’t want to speak for @Quietlylurking , but I took away is two things:
I Probably worded that badly. The overwhelmingly majority of men and women he graduated with are stellar officers. The overwhelmingly majority of the men and women my enlisted son and daughter serve with, serve with distinction. I also have a daughter-in-law, and son-in-law that serve in the Coast Guard (and CG grandkids!) Semper Paratus!when your son says there are bad kids at the academies, did he mean, “like there are everywhere in society”? Or disproportionately more at the academies?
Sorry, I can’t let this recall bias float on by without being noted.It is a different world today than when he and I were splitting a couple of pitchers of beers with buddies or chasing girls. I was no choirboy nor were most of my running mates. The term “binge drinking” wasn’t even invented, because no one binge drank. We were mindful of a girl’s reputation, and our own. Now there is tinder where...well I won’t go there.
Not to make light of the subject, but had to laugh at the idea that binge drinking didn't exist back in the day. Of course it did, and it was widely accepted as being part of being in the Navy. I recall sitting through a week of NADSAP training during a dead weak during flight training. The poor facilitator was almost in tears when faced with a class of 25 fledgling aviators , almost all were USNA classmates, and we weren't taking her program seriously.Binge drinking absolutely has existed since the turn of time. Just because the term didn’t exist didn’t mean it didn’t happen