Based on feedback and information that was given at the time of the visit. I think it is just where Army is not wasting their time, nor the applicants time with an overnight visit unless it is merited. There were roughly 75-100 kids there for a day visit and 4 there for an overnight visit.@OP
Thanks so much for sharing the overnight visit experience.
One was brought to my attention:
"Army is extremely selective with overnight trips, he had to have an LOE or LOA."
I always wondered if we can find any statistics on the number of LOEs issued to prospective candidates.
When I checked the appointment threads for the previous years, some candidates reported LOE vs. LOA. Very interesting.
I understand that LOE doesn't guarantee anything but it would be meaningful if LOE was issued only to outstanding candidates.
I hope that we can see more statistics about LOE vs. LOA.
"Extremely selective" was based on some info or data? I am just wondering.
Have a great day!
That is interesting that you say that about your son. My son also really did enjoy the morning workout at USNA.yes, my son said the same thing about morning workouts at USNA vs. USMA based on his overnight visit at USMA and his CVW in March. That was actually my son's favorite thing in total about the two overnight visits - the camaraderie at the USNA morning workout.
And what was even more interesting to me is that my son is not what you would call a gym rat, unlike my daughter who was a college athlete and works out 6x per week. He has always done sports but it is not his "identity" - he is more of a scholar and a musician. So it was the camaraderie and the "embracing the suck" aspect of them doing pushups in wet grass in 33 degrees that really inspired him I think - not the actual aspect of working out. He was disappointed they didn't do that at USMA.That is interesting that you say that about your son. My son also really did enjoy the morning workout at USNA.
Either you are a poorly adjusted adolescent, or a VERY poorly adjusted adult. In either case, you are on the fast track to banishment. Enjoy that, and remember, correction is supposed to smooth the rough edges off. We look forward to the improvements.He's a nerd lmao
@Heatherg21 I didn't really feel like we should spend the money either for 2 of us to go out plus hotel but I found I had a couple free plane tickets so we went. However, I did read on this forum somewhere that someone successfully got a 17 year old in a WP-area hotel on their own. I asked Thayer Hotel prior to our trip and they said no but I feel like it was them where another person was successful or perhaps the Blue Star or whatever the military-affiliated hotel is nearby. I also imagine with AirBNB since there is no check-in procedures you could swing it but everything I found at the last minute was quite expensive nearby. Plus transportation would be very complicated for a 17 year old not being able to rent a car. But it could probably be done with Uber or some ground shuttle from Newark or the local Stewart airport. West Point Motel is within (longish) walking distance, FYI, and is where we stayed.Our son received the LOE and we were pleased to read it. Very complimentary. We would LOVE to send him for an overnight but being West Coasters it is virtually impossible to manage it with one night. Can't afford to fly 2 of us out and do a hotel at this point. If he is lucky enough to receive an appointment we will try to swing a visit then. Thank you for sharing and happy your kiddo had a great visit.