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We are the most comprehensive non-governmental source regarding earning Service Academy appointments. We are relentless in discovering new information on these processes and updating previous information when Academy policies change. We transmit this knowledge via our website, podcast, and through books and courses. We personally guide selected students in obtaining appointments.

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Case Studies

Let the stories speak for themselves.

Air Force Academy Case Study:

Fully Qualified?

Find out what fully qualified looks like for the Air Force Academy, through the lens of Candidate Smith's Class of 2027 application in the scholar, athlete, leader, medical perspective.

West Point Case Study

Strategic Decisions: JROTC

Learn about how Candidate Wilson, together with his family, made strategic decisions in the beginnning of his high school career that turned his chances of earning an appointment around and led to a West Point appointment to the Class of 2027.

Case Study 3:

Athlete-Leader credential enhancement

Paul is an excellent student who received over a 1400 SAT score combined early in his junior year. However, he does not have high achievement in high school athletics or in leadership positions. He is concerned that his athlete-leader profile may prevent him from obtaining an admission to West Point despite his high academic scores.

SERVICE ACADEMY BOOKS

Service Academy Secrets – Complete Guide to Earning an Appointment

  • Applies an engineer’s mindset to guide you towards a coveted admission
  • Breaks down each Academy’s formula used to compute whether or not your student will be offered an appointment
  • Packed with information found in no other Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, or West Point admissions prep book
  • Choose between a PDF eBook or physical copy from Amazon
SERVICE ACADEMY BOOKS

Service Academy Secrets – Complete Guide to Earning an Appointment

  • Applies an engineer’s mindset to guide you towards a coveted admission
  • Breaks down each Academy’s formula used to compute whether or not your student will be offered an appointment
  • Packed with information found in no other Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, or West Point admissions prep book
  • Choose between a PDF eBook or physical copy from Amazon

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Consulting Services

Expertise on How to Win a Service Academy Appointment

Initial Strategy Session

Telephone conference to develop a strategic way ahead

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Application assistance and review to include essay editing

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Military interview coaching via Zoom

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Meet the Team

Gaining admission to a Service Academy is as much about the process as it is the attributes of the candidate. It is complex—and involves several qualifications which make it far more rigorous than the traditional college application. This is further complicated by the law which mandates how the Air Force Academy, Annapolis, Merchant Marine Academy, and West Point select candidates. As such, Gain Service Academy Admission helps you to navigate the process successfully in order or to gain a coveted appointment. Count on us to help you reach this goal!

LTC Robert Kirkland (U.S. Army, Retired)

FOUNDER & WEST POINT CONSULTANT

Lieutenant Colonel Kirkland was one of the few officers ever to lead two separate Army ROTC programs–Claremont McKenna College from 2006 to 2009 and the University of Southern California from 2010 to 2013.

He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point and has also earned a MA and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh.

Trisha Dach (U.S. Air Force Veteran)

LEAD AIR FORCE & NAVAL ACADEMY CONSULTANT

Trisha Dach served 7 years on active duty as an Intelligence Officer. She is a graduate of the class of 2011 of the United States Air Force Academy and received an MBA from Webster University.

After receiving an honorable discharge in 2018 as a Captain, Trisha utilizes her analytic and leadership skills to help others accomplish their goals.

CAPT Matthew Roberts (U.S. Navy, Retired)

NAVY EXPERT

Captain Roberts is a graduate of the University of Arizona, where he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering and commissioned via Naval ROTC in 1993. After 30 years, with his final assignment as Professor of Naval Science at Auburn University, CAPT Roberts retired and now leads students through the Navy ROTC scholarship application while providing Navy expertise to Naval Academy candidates.

Colonel Lee Reynolds (U.S. Army, Retired)

INTERVEW EXPERT

Colonel Reynolds served as the Detachment Commander for the University of Southern California Army ROTC program from 2011-2013. He was a Army Public Affairs Officer for over 20 years and commanded the American Forces Network-Iraq (AFN-I) in Baghdad, Iraq from May 2009 to March 2010 and was the director of Media Operations and assistant spokesman for the Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He commissioned from ROTC at Hofstra University and has a Masters of Leadership from the University of Southern California. ​

Dr. (Colonel) William Corr (U.S. Army, Retired)

MEDICAL EXPERT

Dr. Corr is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point. He continued his education at the military’s medical school in Bethesda, Maryland, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He served as a U.S. Army medical physician with deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Germany, Korea and various stateside assignments. He retired as a colonel in 2015.

Dr. Corr serves as a medical advisor on DODMERB clearance issues.