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United States Military Academy Class of 2019 R-Day Photos

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Today's experience was nothing short of AMAZING! as 1260 plus New Cadets reported for R Day. My sons journey continues and what a blessing it is. I'm so Proud of him and all of the West Point Class of 2019.

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Beach, well done sir!!!!

 

I'll tell you, I was recruited to go to USAMAPS out of basic a whole lot of years ago. I stuck with what I was doing as I wanted to pipeline the SOF world. Here I am getting ready to retire and I look back on a great career and don't second guess my decision. But, I beat the odds. I am so proud, not only of your son, but of you and your family. You guys did well. I want to shake your hand some day. I guess my point is that I will always wonder what the Academy would have been like, no regrets but you always wonder. You guys will never wonder.

 

Note- take a good look at the first couple of,pics. Look at the look in your son's eyes. It will never be there again. The next time you see him, it will be replaced with something else. I could tell you what it will be but I want you to experience it. You will be amazed.

 

After a successful career all I can say by way of advice is this: the maximumexpected is merely a guideline for "normal" folks. Don't be normal. Exceed everything out in front of you. Kill it. If you are going to be a Bear.....be a Grizzly.

 

Good on ya!!!

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Beach, well done sir!!!!

I'll tell you, I was recruited to go to USAMAPS out of basic a whole lot of years ago. I stuck with what I was doing as I wanted to pipeline the SOF world. Here I am getting ready to retire and I look back on a great career and don't second guess my decision. But, I beat the odds. I am so proud, not only of your son, but of you and your family. You guys did well. I want to shake your hand some day. I guess my point is that I will always wonder what the Academy would have been like, no regrets but you always wonder. You guys will never wonder.

Note- take a good look at the first couple of,pics. Look at the look in your son's eyes. It will never be there again. The next time you see him, it will be replaced with something else. I could tell you what it will be but I want you to experience it. You will be amazed.

After a successful career all I can say by way of advice is this: the maximumexpected is merely a guideline for "normal" folks. Don't be normal. Exceed everything out in front of you. Kill it. If you are going to be a Bear.....be a Grizzly.

Good on ya!!!

Jim Thank You! My New Cadet attended USMAPS this past year. His transformation then was amazing as well. Since the 8th grade he's always said that he wanted to attend West Point, I'm so proud that he stayed the course. USMAPS prepared him well, this was a great route to take to enter the academy.. Maybe we can meet during one of his leave passes.. I keep you updated on his progress.. It's my way of giving back for being truly blessed with an Awesome Son!

 

Thank You for your service!

 

William

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William, please keep me informed. Also, I have a LOT of Academy friends so if you need advice and/ or a mentor, let me know and I'll put you in touch with one.

 

And...once again: well done!!

 

Are you aware that only .47 of one percent of people choose to enter the military? Good kid.

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Beach, I thought he entered the Point last year.  Best of luck to him and the family.  God bless him and all the cadets and military personnel everywhere.   :clap:

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Beach, I thought he entered the Point last year.  Best of luck to him and the family.  God bless him and all the cadets and military personnel everywhere.   :clap:

Spig, he was at the prep school.. USMAPS

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Aha!  I am an old Air Force enlisted man and didn't know about the prep school they have.  Be proud my friend.  I salute your son and your family especially on this Independence Day.  

 

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Received a great call from my son on Sunday, he's half way thru Beast Barracks.. He was tired but, positive! 3 more weeks to go until the New Cadets do their 12 mile March Back from Camp Bunkner to West Point... I'm so excited that Im going to witness this and cheer for all of the Cadets and their Company's...

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Beach,

Congrats to your son. A fine looking young man. You and your wife raised him as only caring parents can.

I got my commission through ROTC at St. Peters College in Jersey City and spent a year in Nam, where I served with several WP grads. Fine men, with a proud tradition.

I will keep your son in my prayers as his journey continues. I'm hoping to go up to the Point for a game this fall. My neighbor, who also served in Nam, is a West Point graduate. PM me if you're going to a specific game and I'll try to meet up with you.

Lightning Forward.

Bob 

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Congrats

I was appointed to West Point my Senior year but chose not to go. I was recruited by them for Football. It's a beautiful place but I don't think I would have fit in too well. I tend not to accept authority for authorities sake and I definitely would have missed a better girl to guy ratio. That just me though. I do appreciate those who have the fortitude to serve.

 

BTW I do intend to be there for this year's Bucknell v. Army game. :box:

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My son graduated in 2006, did two tours in Iraq, and left the Army after six years. Now an Investment Banker with a major bank. You can't go wrong with WP. It's a great pedigree. Keep me in mind 10 years from now (if I'm still alive) my son will be happy to give him advice

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