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Lessons Learned from Application Year 2021-2022

Lessons Learned from Application Year 2021-2022

April 26, 2022

The team at Gain Service Academy Admissions perform an "After Action Review" on Service Academy application year 2021-2022 and the lessons learned from working with applicants.

The Blue and Gold Officer

The Blue and Gold Officer

January 14, 2022

In this episode we interview a Naval Academy Blue and Gold officer (BGO) who is also an Air Force Academy Air Liaison Officer (ALO).  She gives insights on the overall service academy admissions process as well as the role of the BGO and ALO.   Also, as a parent of three service academy graduates or current cadets, she gives her insights into the parental role in the service academy admissions process.

 

The Air Liaison Officer (ALO) and Air Force ROTC Cadre Member

The Air Liaison Officer (ALO) and Air Force ROTC Cadre Member

January 10, 2022

In this episode, the hosts interview an ALO who was also an Air Force ROTC cadre member.   She gives insights into both roles and provides helpful advice to Air Force Academy as well as Air Force ROTC scholarship applicants.

 

Space Force and the U.S. Air Force Academy

Space Force and the U.S. Air Force Academy

November 1, 2021

The United States Space Force is a separate and distinct branch of the armed services, organized under the Department of the Air Force in a manner very similar to how the Marine Corps is organized under the Department of the Navy.  In this episode, the hosts talk to an Air Force Academy graduate and current lieutenant in the U.S. Space Force.   We cover his admission and experience at the Air Force Academy as well as his current duties in Space Force.

 

 

Interview Preparation Services

Interview Preparation Services

October 8, 2021

The interview preparation services provided by Gain Service Academy Consulting can make the difference in winning a nomination and eventual appointment to a Service Academy.   LTC Kirkland in this short episode talks about the importance of the interview and provides an overview of these services.

 

How to Demonstrate Military Propensity

How to Demonstrate Military Propensity

September 16, 2021

Demonstrating military knowledge and propensity towards the military is one of the keys to a successful Service Academy appointment.   In this episode, LTC Kirkland shows you how to gain this propensity.

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program

Sea Cadets

Young Marines

 

Reflections of an Air Force Academy Applicant

Reflections of an Air Force Academy Applicant

August 20, 2021

Captain Trish Penrod, US Air Force Academy class of 2009, reflects on her application process and lessons she learned from it.

 

Premium Podcast Episode Announcement

Premium Podcast Episode Announcement

July 2, 2021

We are excited to announce our new premium podcast episodes.  We have taken the best bits from our previous podcasts and consolidated them--adding additional material that we am sure will be of interest to you.

The areas we cover on our premium podcast episodes include interview preparation and the DODMERB physical.   We will be adding more content in the near future.  

Premium Podcast Episodes

 

The Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program

The Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program

June 12, 2021

This is a rebroadcast from our sister podcast-- ROTC Scholarships.

The Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program provides youth from ages 12 and up with training in aerospace education, leadership and physical fitness. The experience in Civil Air Patrol enhances ones "propensity for the military" and can help applicants obtain a Service Academy Appointment.  This episode is an interview with the Director of Cadet Programs for Delaware Wing, LtCol John Lierenz.

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Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program Website

Civil Air Patrol Unit Locator

The Military Officer Ethos

The Military Officer Ethos

May 29, 2021

Many people know what the words Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor and Integrity mean. But how often do you see someone actually live up to them? Military officers must embody these values in order to succeed and be the best leaders for their subordinates. 

Those who read your essays or interview you for an Academy appointment or ROTC scholarship have this values mindset.  Understanding the military officer ethos and showing how you embody these characteristics is the cornerstone of successfully preparing for and succeeding in your application essays and interviews. 

 

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