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Indian-American Girl appointed to United States Military Academy at West Point

Jun 14, 2013 09:51 IST

Sneha Singh a girl of Indian origin and Graduate from Avon High School, Connecticut got admission in the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point. Sneha became the first Indian woman cadet to get entry to the United States Military Academy, in the Academy's prestigious 211-year history.

She will join the academy on 1 July 2013 to begin her 47 months journey that will help her to gain the Bachelor of Science degree and will be commissioned as the second lieutenant in the United States Army.

A one week, summer programme offered by West Point to the top high school juniors of the country was a turning point for Sneha Singh. During this one weeks training camp, she got her first hand experience of Army Life.

Sneha is a naturalized American Citizen born from parents of Indian-origin who migrated to United States of America.

Evaluation and selection process of United States Military Academy at West Point

Whole Person Concept is used for evaluating a candidate at West Point. To avail admissions in the west point, each candidate need to receive a nomination from his/her member of Congress or a Presidential nomination (for service related candidates). The process of nomination involves submissions of an extensive application package and a formal panel interview. Even after gaining the nominations, the candidate need to qualify academically, medically and a rigorous fitness assessment and demonstrate leadership skills. At the end they need to pass the background investigation through law enforcement.

Sneha Singh received her nomination from United States Senator Joseph Lieberman and Connecticut 5th District Congressman Christopher Murphy.

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