What do you do after graduating from West Point?
I really want to go there. So here are my questions...
1) Where fo you go after West Point?
2) What do you do after West Point?
3) Hoe do you get accepted? (Whats the easiest way to get accepted?).
- TomLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
Answers to Q1 and Q2....
Here are the Branches that were selected by the West Point Class of 2011....
[Number of Cadets assigned the Branch/ First Selected, Cadet #XXX/ First Branch ADSO, Cadet #XXX / Branch Filled, Cadet #XXX]
[Note Branch ADSO is the additional active duty service obligation contracted to be able to select a certain branch, usually three years, after the branches' slots not requiring a Branch ADSO are filled.]
Military Intelligence: 69/7/262/566
Medical Service: 20/5/298/530
Military Police: 20/96/696/853
Signal Corps: 46/27/771/981
Adjutant General: 29/26/806/978
Field Artillery: 47/58/891/1070
Air Defense: 51/245/938/1027
Answer to Q3.....
The Air Force Academy website offers outstanding advice to students prepping for a service academy, rotc scholarship or any highly selective university. Open all links to the left of the dialog box. Be sure to open the "Leadership Preparation" link and read it carefully."
Page 19 of Chapter 2 of the Naval Academy Catalog indicates classes for a high school student to take to make himself competitive for admission to a service academy. The classes are arranged in a hierarchy:
Helpful to read the advice on prepping for college offered on Harvard's website:
The selection process is nearly identical at West Point, the Naval Academy, and the Air Force Academy, so, whatever is stated on one service academy website or in its catalog with regard to admissions, course selection etc generally holds for the others. If you read the following answer and open the links it should help to explain the selection process and the path to an appointment:
The application cycle for the service academies begins December 1 of junior year when the Air Force Academy begins accepting pre candidate questionnaires from juniors applying to attend the Air Force Academy Summer Seminar.
West Point SLS usually begins accepting pre candidate questionnaires in mid December. In 2012 on January 10. The Naval Academy Summer Seminar begins accepting preliminary applications on February 1.
Uscga AIM also begins accepting applications in February. It is best to apply to all since they are similar and going to one indicates to the Admissions Boards at all that a Candidate is well aware of the regimented lifestyle of an academy Cadet/Midshipman. An applicant needs Psat, Sat or Act scores to be considered for the Summer Seminars. The Psat Math section tests Algebra 1 and Geometry and should be taken the first time the Fall after completing these classes. The Psat is only offered once each October. The Sat Math section tests Algebra 1 and 2 and Geometry and should be taken the first time the Spring of the year taking Algebra 2. The Act Math section tests these subjects and Trigonometry. An extracurricular reading program looking up unknown words in a dictionary helps with the Cr and Writing sections of the Sat:
Colonel Batchelder indicates the attributes SLS seeks in applicants:
All the summer programs seek pre-candidates with essentially the same attributes. Usna's is the largest accepting 2250, Usafa Summer Seminar accepts 1125 and West Point SLS 1,000.
- LTCgrossLv 78 years ago
You start by going to the West Point Website. But if you can't figure that out on your own and you can't write four sentences without multiple grammar and spelling errors then you don't have much chance. West Point was the highest rated college in America last year and the competition to attend is higher than trying to get into the Ivy league schools.Source(s): 26 years active Army service. http://www.usma.edu/
- lana_sandsLv 78 years ago
You become a Us Army officer. Sorry, but what do think? You report for duty for training in your branch of the Army ( Armor, Aviation, logistics, etc).
Be a top student in your area & receive a appointment from your congressman.
- Anonymous8 years ago
1. Go to OBC/BOLC
2. Go to OBC/BOLC
3. No "easy way". Same steps for everyone.