Dating at west point
My best answer to that question is the book I sell the most copies of—Succeeding.It is about how to match your unique combination of strengths and weaknesses to the optimal career for you and the optimal spouse for you.My own observations of girls my family has known that join the military is strongly indicative that military life is not good for women.Nice girls (and boys) from good homes enlist and four years later return as exceedingly foul-mouthed, heavily tattooed, heavy-smoking, alcoholics, often with illegitimate children. With gratitude, Clay Salisbury Amarillo, TX On 10/10/07, the CEO of a Web site called told me, I never visited that Forum, but based on the above comments, there are apparently some other perspectives on the West Point experience available there.He's completely free of the desire to join the military now. He said just two days ago that he can still here the sonic crack of the bullet he dodged when deciding not to go the military route as he'd dreamed of doing since his elementary school days.I credit several sources for the removal of the rose colored glasses about the military: your columns and your book Succeeding, a former Navy pilot-turned-history-professor who echoed your views to him, two recent Army veterans who told him that their experiences were even worse than what you guys talk about, and my own discussion about why I did not sign Air Force enlistment papers as an 18 year old.
He continues to lecture to cadets at various squadrons and actually uses your articles as information he includes in his talks about applying to the Air Force Academy or the other Service Academies.He makes sure every cadet he comes across who expresses an interest in joining the military is made aware of your site and how to get to it.He does not militate furiously against the military so much as he tries to make sure they know that there are other experiences and views available to them that they would be well advised to carefully consider.A habitue of a Web site called College Confidential told me there was some discussion about this article there. As usual, my critics were vague and unspecific, relying totally on intellectually-dishonest debate tactics like name calling.No specific out-of-date information or inaccuracies in my articles were cited.
Reed Like all West Point graduates, I am often asked by young people if they should go there.