Just because you grew up poor doesn’t mean you’re screwed - in the US anyway. It definitely makes things harder than a silver spoon, but the opportunities are there for the taking.As long as he realizes that the ability to serve is, itself, privilege.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The elite academies that educate officers for the nation's armed forces have begun to implement the Trump administration's ban on transgender service members. The U.S. Naval Academy will ban people who are transgender from attending the school, beginning with the 2020 school...kdvr.com
Military.com spoke with three naval aviators and trainees who believe the deck was stacked against them because of race.www.military.com
etc. I grew up in an AF town, and all of the people I knew who really wanted to fly fighters were poor kids... none of them were tapped. A couple rich kids I knew breezed in with congressional recommendations, strings pulled, etc.
I have no idea whether my perspective is valid, in this case, but my dad was AF, and he agreed with my observations—being an AF fighter pilot is reserved for the lordlings, not the peons.
Even if my perspective is wrong—which is quite possible as it’s very limited—now I see my brothers and sisters being cast out and rejected because Our Dear Leader wants something to rouse his base.
So yeah... it’s good to have rich parents. Makes it easy to be a “good kid.”
Dunno if that applies to your student, but I think one should be careful assigning value that way.