Greetings, first time poster on this site, but I have been a behind the scenes observer since our DS expressed interest in attending USNA after STEM camp the summer of 2014. He is just starting his sophomore year now and although I am biased, I consider him exceptional…..strong varsity athlete in 3 sports (football, basketball, and baseball), 4.0 grade point average, and an exceptionally compassionate and giving community volunteer. My question…..Aside from the excellent academic and athletic qualities, DS is what I would consider a “normal” teenage male…in other words he is a bit of a slob when it comes to bed making, picking up his laundry, dishes, etc…..very “un-military” For those parents of successful candidates, were your children tidy as teenagers? Did a switch flip at some point before they left for I-day, or was it a cold turkey shock? If you attended USNA, were you tidy as a teenager?