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Your Trusted Advisors for Service Academy Admission Success

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, 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!

case studies

Let the stories speak for themselves.

Case Study 1:

SAT/ACT Score Concerns

Kevin struggles with standardized tests. He has taken the test once and is below the average for a Service Academy applicant. He knows that he needs to maximize the other criteria used to determine the whole candidate score such as the fitness test, athletics and leadership.

Case Study 2:

Nervous about the Interview Process

Jill is an above student who has solid standardized test scores. However, she gets nervous before interviews and realizes that both the Congressional nomination process and the interview for the Air Force Academy count heavily in determining if she ultimately receives a nomination and appointment.

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.



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Consulting Services

Expertise on How to Win a Service Academy Appointment

Free initial assessment

Free initial assessment to include telephone conference

Application assistance

Application assistance and review to include essay editing

Military interview coaching

Military interview coaching via Skype


$3000 for one application. Reduced rates for additional applications.

Meet the Team

Lieutenant Colonel Robert O. Kirkland

U.S. Army, Retired

Lieutenant Colonel Kirkland was one of the few officers ever to lead two separate Army ROTC programs…read more

Colonel Lee Reynolds

U.S. Army, Retired

Colonel Reynolds served as the Detachment Commander for the University of Southern California Army ROTC…read more

Trisha Penrod

U.S. Air Force Veteran

Trisha Penrod served 7 years on active duty as an Intelligence Officer.  She is a graduate of the class of 2011…read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Generally, the Service Academy application window opens online in January for high school juniors. You should contact us sometime between the fall of your junior year and between your junior and senior year.

Our consulting services are helpful in a number of ways. Clients state that the interview preparation via video conferencing and essay review are the two most important services we provide outside of the book.

We help with all areas of the application. Maximizing the point totals, advising whether to retake standardized tests, help with any psychological testing, general medical questions, and connecting the applicant with currently serving officers to learn more about life as a cadet/midshipman and future officer.

We are a subscription-based service. Our fees are $3000 for the first application. There are reduced rates for additional applications. We provide a partial refund of this fee if you don’t receive admission.

We limit ourselves to 20 clients per year so we can properly attend to each applicant.

Yes! We have a sister website: rotcconsulting.com and are the authors of the popular “Insider Guides” for ROTC scholarships which you can find on Amazon.

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