Posted on Oct 3, 2016
Cadet PVT (Pre-Commission)
8
8
0
03f07816
Posted in these groups: Officers_logo Officers569050f0 CadetWestpoint USMA
Avatar_feed
Responses: 42
SFC Mark Merino
37
37
0
Never ask an Officer if they are from West Point. If they are they'll let you know. Repeatedly.
(37)
Comment
(0)
SFC Mark Merino
SFC Mark Merino
3 y
CPT (Join to see) - ringknockers.
(2)
Reply
(0)
Capt Bob Soldner
Capt Bob Soldner
2 y
CPT (Join to see) - "Ring Bangers" :-)
(0)
Reply
(0)
SSG Herman Bauman
SSG Herman Bauman
4 mo
Every West Pointer I ever knew wore the Ranger Tab, so even now I assume that an officer wearing a Ranger Tab is a West Pointer.
LTC Peter Plassmann correct me if I am wrong.
(0)
Reply
(0)
SFC Bill Snyder
SFC Bill Snyder
4 mo
They have a Union: the West Point Protective Association. They take care of their own.
(0)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small
Capt Gregory Prickett
29
29
0
Edited 3 y ago
It's been my experience that young USMA officers sometimes have interpersonal skill issues, compared to OCS and ROTC officers. The good ones overcome it and progress. The bad ones don't.

Good officers come from all of the commissioning sources. It is what the individual makes of the opportunity, not the letters on their class ring.
(29)
Comment
(0)
Lt Col Scott Shuttleworth
(2)
Reply
(0)
SSG Herman Bauman
SSG Herman Bauman
4 mo
My son was Navy ROTC and continued in the Reserves after his required active duty. He made Captain (O-6) a couple of months ago. I don;t think he could have accomplished that if he wasn't a good officer. I am trying to keep my bias from affecting my opinion. It was my experience that most upper level officers came out of the academy. Not that they were the better officers.
(1)
Reply
(0)
CPT Earl George
CPT Earl George
4 mo
My experience with West Point officers is as follows: they are either really good or really bad. I had 135 of them in my IOBC class.
(1)
Reply
(0)
SPC Patricia  K. Elliott
SPC Patricia K. Elliott
2 mo
CPT Earl George - There are always exceptions!
(0)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small
SFC Production Technician
26
26
0
The best officer's come from the enlisted ranks more often than not
(26)
Comment
(0)
CH (CPT) Battalion Chaplain
CH (CPT) (Join to see)
2 y
They certainly make better LTs, given experience, but like the above commented mentioned, we’ve all seen the prior enlisted guy that gets his commission and coasts to retirement or starts every sentence with “as a prior NCO...”
(3)
Reply
(0)
TSgt RF Transmission Systems
TSgt (Join to see)
2 y
Not sure I but that. I used to believe it but lately I’ve worked for shitty officers that were prior enlisted and currently work for a great officer from the academy.
(0)
Reply
(0)
SFC Production Technician
SFC (Join to see)
2 y
If West Point Officer's got rid of the God complex, they would be the very best.
This reminds me of my tour to Afghanistan, when i was there i came across a few Marines, they were outstanding. The ones i came across that never deployed, they came across as having a God complex.
After i was in Afghanistan for a while, i could tell if a Marine has been there a while or has deployed before. The ones that have seemed to figure out that they were not invincible
Not knocking on the Marines, just making an observation
(1)
Reply
(0)
SPC Patricia  K. Elliott
SPC Patricia K. Elliott
2 mo
My experience says prior enlisted usually make the best officers! Of course there are exceptions to every rule and I have met some very fine officers that went through OCS and the Academy!
(0)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small

Join nearly 2 million former and current members of the US military, just like you.

close
Seg?add=7750261&t=2