2 pages double spaced might be long. Make sure it fits in the section of the APSR well without changing to a weird font or size. My recruiter cut mine down some.SAR Guy, thank you so much for your post. I have been scouring the internet for a good explanation of what to write in the motivational statement for my upcoming board, and until your post I was at a loss. It helped me effectively direct my essay and now I have a solid 2 pages single spaced. I'm going to ask my recruiter and others to review it for grammar and content before submitting. Thanks again!