Dating at west point
If you get those two decisions right, the rest kind of falls into place. I advise anyone reading this to get other opinions and perspectives from other graduates. Listen to the specifics of how they describe the experience and their decisions to stay or leave.Talk to former cadets (people who left West Point before graduation), graduates who got out of the Army as soon as their commitment was up, and graduates who stayed in the Army for at least a 20-year career. Here is a photo of me taken in my cadet room in the winter of 1966 when I was a junior. The Barracks was Central which had been built in 1850.My best answer to that question is the book I sell the most copies of—Succeeding.It is about how to match your unique combination of strengths and weaknesses to the optimal career for you and the optimal spouse for you.He's completely free of the desire to join the military now. He said just two days ago that he can still here the sonic crack of the bullet he dodged when deciding not to go the military route as he'd dreamed of doing since his elementary school days.I credit several sources for the removal of the rose colored glasses about the military: your columns and your book Succeeding, a former Navy pilot-turned-history-professor who echoed your views to him, two recent Army veterans who told him that their experiences were even worse than what you guys talk about, and my own discussion about why I did not sign Air Force enlistment papers as an 18 year old.A habitue of a Web site called College Confidential told me there was some discussion about this article there. As usual, my critics were vague and unspecific, relying totally on intellectually-dishonest debate tactics like name calling.No specific out-of-date information or inaccuracies in my articles were cited.
I was the C-2 company guidon bearer and a corporal then. One of the binders in the top of the rifle rack is the “Blue Book” or Cadet Regulations which I refer to later in this article. Believe it or not, one of my roommates took the picture to commemorate our room being a horrible mess that day.
As such, I was the only junior in the company authorized to wear a saber in parades and meal formations. Everyone else had a rifle except for guidon bearers. The uniform I was wearing was the class uniform for the winter months. It was during exams and we were consumed with studying and inspections were eased up during such periods.
A couple of months after that photo was taken, they took our senior yearbook photos in the spring of our junior year when I was 20.
My supporters, as usual in my experience, were specific and factual.
For example, one supporter quoted my admonition above to talk to former cadets, grads who stayed in the Army, and grads who got out of the Army. • Young people are less capable of admitting they made a mistake than older people.