MIL what do u guys think about west point?

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  1. joonboy

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    im thinking of applying
     
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  6. kidhero

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    you're going to sacrifice your social life to impart serious military life and academic life for four years. some people excel at that and some don't
     
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    It's great to be a ring knocker, if you plan on staying in the military. Generally speaking in the field grade, it seems there are more ring knockers.

    Graduating from west point is not always a good thing for your civilian resume. I've been told by a few of my buddies (that graduated from wp) that civilian employers do not hire them due to social stereotypes (basically west pointers have no social skills). Of course that is a generalization.

    Basically, if you want a normal college experience, but still want to be an officer....do rotc.

    If you want a strict military college experience then do WP.
     
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  10. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    from what i've been told, knockers are only naval school grads. does this just apply overall to west pointers as well?
     
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    The term "ring knocker" applies to West Pointers because they were the first college in the nation to offer their students graduation rings. They are also typically large in size. I'm pretty sure it's where the term originated as well (not in the navy).

    West Pointers aren't THAT socially inept. I mean sure, they miss out on some of the parties people get to go to in college, but they are still college kids and have opportunities to go out. They also have many more opportunites to interact with VIPs (Schwarzkopf, Tom Brokaw, heads of state, CEOs, Donald Trump, etc) because of their access to "high society" events and frequent visits from people like this who are aware that West Point is an institution that develops leaders. If you are so out of the loop that you can't get hired, especially as a west pointer, then that is likely a personal problem. Many businesses actually go after graduates from west point because of their unique experiences with time and organizational management.
     
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    Getting paid with no tuition, having choice of branch and post, better training, and getting one of the most beneficial degrees you can have in the civilian world has its advantages.
     
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    I like doing both, but I would honestly rather be in one of the academies right now. College just seems like high school all over sometimes.
     
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    if you wanna be a choad, go to westpoint. :fawk:
     
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