My son was sponsored by AOG as a 'civil prep" .. I think they still call it that... But it is the same program. We have some involvment with the "Field Force" for West Point.
MY son attended NMMI and it was a great experience and prepared him well for west point.
As a parent when he was offered this I was concerned it wasnt a "real offer" we just didn't have all the info at the time. Now after his graduation, 2 yers in Army, President of our Parent club and continued participant with WEst Point Society Know this ....
What you have is an offer to attend West Point ! Congratulations!
You will meet peopel who don't know or understand -- dont worry about those people ... Anyone "in the know" when you say I am attending Marion ( or NMMI ) as an AOG prep will know and understand.
The numbers may be different now but a few years ago 30% of West Point cadets had een somewhere else first -prep, usmaps, prior enlisted, other colleges