Old Operator and proud Service Dad
- Mar 26, 2022
Just a word of encouragement for those going through this process and those who will in the future. I have a DS about to graduate from USAFAPS and his younger brother received the TWE last week. This news shattered his dream of attending with his brother but he had backup plans in place for just such an eventuality. He wrote to Team Blue to thank them for their assistance during the process as well as to ask for feedback on his application and within 48 hours he had a new email from Admissions stating that he was "an excellent candidate for direct entry to USAFA" and he was now on the waitlist. Persevere, stay on course and never give up. In my days as an operator the saying went, Improvise, Adapt and Overcome. I think all the parents suffering through this extremely stressful process along with their exceptional young adults should remember the Adapt and Overcome elements. There is always another option and one result is not always the final result. Your children have already proven themselves exceptional just by getting that far and they will remain so. Congratulations to all who get their appointment, keep fighting to all those who miss out this time and good luck to all who try for future spots at any of the SA's with the admirable goal of service to their country.