This is my situation - back in 7th grade, when I decided that I wanted to be in the military, I first decided I wanted to go officer. Better pay, more leadership, I can make more of an impact, etc. My second decision was which branch to go into. I'm not a big fan of the water and I hate the cold, so I ruled out the Navy and Coast Guard. Marines seemed too difficult and it wasn't my sort of thing, so that was out of the question too. That left me with the Air Force or Army. Well, I didn't want to fly, so the obvious answer would be Army, right? Well, back then I thought the Air Force was only flying, nothing else. I realize now, in my high school years, that it's much more than that. However, I had already decided I wanted to go Army, and I became a big Army fan. Well, I'm a sophomore in high school and I've decided that I want to be an officer through the academy (whichever I go to) because I'll get a better education, a more military-focused education, and it seemed cooler. However, as I started thinking about life after the Academy, and what job I really wanted, I decided Intelligence would be my thing. That's what I want to do. Now, I've had many people ask me "Why Army?", "Have you considered Air Force?" and questions like that. Now, I don't really have a solid reason to say "Not Air Force" except that I don't want to fly. I'm still debating between which branch to choose, and I was hoping I could get some help from people here. I made a list about the differences between living conditions, motivations, promotions, pay, and jobs between these two services. Most of them point me towards Air Force, but I'm not 100% sure. Also, I'm still not interested in flying at all. What I'd basically like to know is if I go to the AFA, will I have to study aerospace science, or learn to be a pilot in any way? I'd like to major in something useful to Intelligence and something I'd like to do, such as Computer Science. How many aerospace science classes or flying classes or whatever will I have to take? And which major would work best for the Intel job? As for Army or Air Force, will it be easier to become an Intel officer at USMA or USAFA? Which one would be better for me? I also intend to have a career for life in the military (not one of those 5 and dive deals), but if I ever leave, I want to go to the CIA, FBI, or any government branch like that. Will Air Force work better for that?