Soldier Applications to West Point Spike Because of New Program

Posted July 5, 2016 at 5:20am

Army Times reports that last Monday’s Reception Day “represented the start of military life for nearly all of the 1,300 members of the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2020, complete with head-shavings, loud orders and family farewells.”  

“But a handful of new cadets have long since become used to operating in an Army environment. Including at least one with a Ranger tab.”  

“’I enlisted with a couple of goals in my mind, and after achieving those goals, I realized that I really enjoyed the Army and I wanted to stay in,’ said Cpl. Michael Shin, reflecting on the path that led him from enlisting in 2013 to Ranger School in 2015 to joining this year’s West Point class. ‘I looked into the officer options, and figured that the West Point option was the best.’”