Actually, from what I've seen and heard, USMA did a far better job of recognizing and nurturing potential Rhodes ScholarsIs that why there are almost double the Rhodes Scholars at USMA than USNA? I have always wondered that.
Jonny Kim is not human! What he has accomplished I find …just really …well…. speechless. I say this as someone that wanted to go from E1 to astronaut via the traditional Pilot>TPS>NASA track and during my third set of applications realized how incredibly meh I looked after the last few class bios were published. It will be very hard to surpass the accomplishments of Jonny Kim and I suspect that he will be one of the first humans to set foot on Mars.You know who really knocks my socks off? LCDR Jonny Kim, MC, USN. Not a USNA grad, but an enlisted sailor, combat-hardened decorated Navy SEAL, Navy doctor, now NASA astronaut. I get the feeling he would have floated through USNA at the top and certainly scored a prestigious scholarship. I also have no doubt he has counterparts among enlisted personnel in other services who have done equally brilliant things. One of the things I love about the military is the joy we all share when we see someone rise from the bottom of the ladder to take advantage of the many programs offered by the military.