Welcome SOA Dad. I'm wishing your son and you nothing but greatness. I live near ATL, but not an alum.
Brave of you to start the corps' 2018 thread. You will get hype and disdain all at the same time. Steel yourself!
I fully believe the organization is on an upward trajectory as you mentioned. They have reorganized, so the structure is in place. Now, each year, they have to change what didn't work the previous year. Adapt and change.
I haven't heard about vet retention - does anybody know?
This year I foresee them raising the demand level of their show, and stepping up execution.