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One Veteran’s Perspective

Lindsey Melki, MBA/MPA Class of 2015

I grew up in New Jersey, but never heard of West Point until my junior year of high school.  I was shopping around for colleges when I met a West Point cadet.  Sure, the physical, mental, and emotional challenge, the idea of being part of something bigger than myself, were all reasons why I was drawn to West Point.  But coming from a middle class family, the whole truth is that a free, world-class education coupled with a guaranteed job after graduation sounded terrific.  Plus, in 2000, the year I began my journey at West Point, the world was as close to peace as we may ever see in our lifetimes. …

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