is it possible to apply to westpoint while being at another service academy?
Sorry I meant they applied to West Point not transferred while at their respective academy, and the USMMA cadet immediately started and the USAFA cadet had a gap year.Remember it's not a transfer either. They had to apply like everyone else and start over as a 4/C. Also question... did either or both of these Cadets start at one and immediately start at the other the next year? Or did they have gap time between the two?
I knew someone who did a year at USMA before ending up doing four years at USNA. Its not an easy process...you definitely better be able to explain to your nomination source why they should trust you to go to another service academy after you didn't follow through on the first one, but its still possibleits possible, my beast roommate applied to west while at the merchant marine academy and another upperclassmen I know from AFA.
*correction they didn't transfer, they had to do a full application still
Medical disqualifications, people who don't want a long commitment, people who aren't interested in flying (I'm guessing USAF has a "volunteer for duties involving flying" requirement like the sea services)....a whole bunch of reasons.Our son told us that Air Force is trolling USMA for fighter pilot applicants. Seems there's a shortage. How in the world would AFA not have enough candidates within its own ranks?
Not sure trolling is the correct term but I have heard that USAFA is having difficulty getting the number they need. Our son at USMA has met a few cadets who are actively seeking cross-commissioning. At USAFA there are many that don't want to fly and many that don't meet the "pilot qualified" criteria...eye issues for many. We have a cadet at USAFA as well who can attest to many being disqualified for various reasons.Our son told us that Air Force is trolling USMA for fighter pilot applicants. Seems there's a shortage. How in the world would AFA not have enough candidates within its own ranks?