Congratulations on the appointment. Now comes the hard work though
Let's not scare people too much. Even though it is two totally seperate events, it is arguable which is the most difficult. Each year, 12,000 apply. Two thirds of those triple qualified, enter the Academy. Eighty percent of those who enter, graduate.
Even though the naysayers complain about the snails pace of USNA admissions, they have fine tuned the process to a superb result. The vast majority who resign do not do so for true academic deficincies. Effective BGOs are weeding out the ones who want to be there for the wrong reason. Those numbers are decreasing yearly as NASS and CVWs become more common. The quality and motivation of candidates today are at an all-time high. Most were heavily involved in extra curricular activities while in high school. They do not understand the concept of free time.
It may come as a surprise to some of us old timers but a lot of midshipmen are actually having a good time at the Academy.
They are where they want to be and are preparing themselves for the career that they have always wanted.