March 3, 2021
The Service Academies offer the chance for a select few graduates to commission as an officer and go directly to medical school to serve in the armed forces as a doctor.
In this episode, we interview retired Army Colonel and West Point graduate, Dr. Bill Corr, and discuss how to get into medical school directly after graduation and commissioning from the Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, and West Point.
February 17, 2021
About 240 cadet or midshipmen candidates attend each of the three Service Academy prep schools every year. Of these 240 attendees, about 200 end up being selected to attend a Service Academy, getting us to the 80% acceptance rate. This episode will talk out these Prep Schools and who typically receives an appointment.
February 3, 2021
In this episode, the hosts interview Air Force Major Valerie "twitch" Wetzbarger, fighter pilot and Director Operations of an F-35 training squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. She gives her views on women officers in the Air Force and the military in general.
January 20, 2021
There are a number of interviews Service Academy applicants will need to master. These include Member of Congress interviews during the nomination process as well as an interview with the particular Academy one is applying to: the West Point Field Force, the Air Force Air Liaison Officer (ALO) or the Naval Academy Blue & Gold (B&G) interview. This episode will talk about winning techniques in order to master this important task and get closer to an Academy appointment.
January 7, 2021
Which Service Academy should a candidate apply for? The hosts explore this question and give insight on each military service and issues candidates should consider in making this decision.
December 16, 2020
The Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB) physical is a medical and vision exam which evaluates and certifies all ROTC scholarship recipients as either “medically qualified” or “medically does not meet the medical accession standards.” A scholarship recipient must be DODMERB qualified in order to receive scholarship benefits and eventually commission an officer in the U.S. Armed Services. In this episode, LTC Kirkland explores this subject with a parent whose son recently went through the DODMERB process.
DoD Instruction 6130.03 "Medical Standards.."
U.S. Service Academy Forum
Gain Service Academy Admission Consulting Site
December 4, 2020
In this inaugural episode of the podcast, the hosts discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on Service Academy admission for the 2020-2021 application year. Areas discussed include SAT/ACT, application timelines, and video interview techniques.
Gain Service Academy Admission Website