United States Service Academy Admissions: Selecting for Success at the Military Academy/West Point and as an Officer

United States Service Academy Admissions: Selecting for Success at the Military Academy/West Point and as an Officer

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This report explores the relationship between the current scoring of data for applicants to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and two subsequent outcomes: probability of graduating and probability of officer promotion. Using a series of logistic regression models and a boosted logistic regression, the results suggest that that the current candidate scoring system as the primary basis for admission decisions at West Point is effective.