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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. 

The U.S. Naval Academy

The U.S. Naval Academy

May 12, 2021

The mission of the US Naval Academy is to develop Midshipmen morally, mentally and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor and loyalty in order to graduate leaders who are dedicated to a career of naval service and have potential for future development in mind and character, to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government.

In this episode, we interview a recent graduate who is an active duty Naval Surface Warfare Officer.

 

The Merchant Marine Academy

The Merchant Marine Academy

April 28, 2021

The Merchant Marine Academy is a federal service academy that educates leaders of exemplary character who are inspired to serve the national security, marine transportation, and economic needs of the United States as licensed Merchant Marine Officers and commissioned officers in the Armed Forces.  In this episode, we interview a recent graduate who is an active duty Air Force officer.

The Congressional Nomination Process

The Congressional Nomination Process

April 14, 2021

Candidates (and parents) often confuse the difference between a nomination and an appointment to a Service Academy, especially if candidates are otherwise fully qualified.  A candidate must be academically, physically, and medically qualified with a nomination in order to be considered for an appointment.  The nomination must be to the specific Service Academy

Basically, a nomination is the legal authority for a Service Academy to consider a candidate for appointment.

In this episode, we will look at gaining a nomination through a Member of Congress.

Doing a Year of College ROTC before a Service Academy

Doing a Year of College ROTC before a Service Academy

April 1, 2021

If a Service Academy candidate fails to obtain an appointment as a senior in high school or did not apply, doing a year of ROTC in college can give an applicant a significant advantage over other applicants.  In this episode, we talk about the reasons for this and why.

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