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My Cousin's Daughter Just Received her Appointment to the US Military Academy at West Point and Congressional Nomination.

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Cousin first removed? I guess that is what you would call her. Congrats to Katherine and I am so excited for her and her adventures serving the best country on the planet! I am sure she will do great.

Her father (my cousin) was salutatorian graduate of West Point. He was the Army Rangers ground-assault commander on the Joint Special Operations Task Force (JSOC) that launched a nighttime raid on Saddam Hospital in Nasiriyah on April 1, 2003, rescuing Jessica Lynch and the buried bodies of eight other American soldiers. He retired as a Major and now runs a successful wealth management firm.

Please don't think there is any nepotism in getting his daughter in to West Point. From what I hear they are actually a little tougher on family members that want to go to the spectacular school!


Wish her luck!
 
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You have good right to be proud of her, and her father. She has to be a special breed of girl. To follow in those footsteps, knowing where they went, is impressive. She has guts and brains...she'll do well in life.
 

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Outstanding! My primary firearms instructor just sent his daughter to West Point. One of my favorite bosses was a West Point grad who was a Jag lawyer. Very successful after his service. Bright future ahead for that girl.
 

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Outstanding! My primary firearms instructor just sent his daughter to West Point. One of my favorite bosses was a West Point grad who was a Jag lawyer. Very successful after his service. Bright future ahead for that girl.

Yeah, slightly different than majoring in poetry at Berkley right? :D All three of his kids are just outstanding. One boy is a really good golfer and got a full university scholarship for it. I don't know squat about golf, but he golfed a 66 at 15 years old. from what I am told, that is pretty good.

So families are just squared away! But don't think my whole family is like that. I have other cousins and such I would't piss on if they were on fire. I have one who has three kids, just turned 40 and he and his completely nuts disgusting wife lives with his parents. For crying out loud!!
 

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A few interesting facts I looked up about WP.

United States Military Academy at West Point Admissions. West Point admissions is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 10%. Students that get into West Point have an average SAT score between 1180-1400 or an average ACT score of 23-28.

Average salary for a recent grad of West Point is $74,000 a year. Just for comparison it is $54,700 for a graduate of shithole Berkley. Best part about a West Point grad is after serving full time duty for five years they are completely debt free from college cost!
 

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Awesome!
Lots of great ways to move up in the Navy.
My niece made E-6 at 22 years old


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That's impressive, making PO1 in just a few years shows dedication.
 

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Congratulations
it is refreshing to hear about some of the accomplishments of our youth!
in This day of I want it now, it is awesome to be reminded that hard work, commitment and sacrifice is not completely lost
 

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Congratulations, my best friend's son just graduated last year from the Academy and is beginning his commitment to service and protecting our nation
 

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Congrats to her! But her father being a graduate and distinguished officer DOES help her get in...but in a good way. Their rationale is she knows what to expect and will most likely succeed, a lot of kids go to service academies and a week in, they drop out because that’s not what they were expecting. Sucks for the other 90% who didn’t get in.
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is so awesome! My son is at the Naval Academy so I guess we'll be betting against each other one day a year!😂
Nice! My cousin and brother graduated from annapolis and I spent a semester there on exchange from the CG Academy. It’s a very cool place. My cousin is actually stationed there now, he’s a Capt in charge of one of the regiments or battalions, I forget which one.
 
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