According to the book description of Same Date of
Rank, it "salutes 17 men and three women grads at the top and bottom,
representing the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. They range from
the goat or last man in West Points Class of 1942, who was the first man in
his class promoted to Brigadier General, to a 1999 Annapolis All-American rugby
player who has served three tours in Iraq as a Marine Corps Captain. Read about
a software guru, teacher, fighter pilots, combat leaders, astronauts, an
admiral, a logistics expert, businessmen, an historian, a lawyer turned
politician, plus sailors and ship captains.
The book also provides class ranks of many famous academy
grads from George Pickett and George Armstrong Custer (lasts) to Robert E. Lee
and Douglas Mac Arthur (2nd and 1st) as well as Dwight Eisenhower, Jimmy Carter,
John McCain, and Jim Webb plus athletes like Roger Staubach of the NFL and David
Robinson of the NBA.
And, it includes timely information about how to apply to
each of the three academies, too."