I am a high school senior who, until a few weeks ago, was seriously considering attending the United States Military Academy and serving as an Army officer. I have not completely abandoned the idea of serving in the Army, however, several occurances have diminished it's luster. I recently have begun to look into the Navy, and have even considered pursuing an unrelated career, most likely in education. I have been accepted into both Norwich University and VMI, and have received a nomination to go to West Point, however no appointment as of yet. I have several questions that I hope may be resolved. First, are there any advantages to serving in the Navy as opposed to the Army? What is the lifestyle of a Navy officer (deployments, leaves, duties, education opportunities, etc.) How soon must I apply for an NROTC scholarship? Finally, how much leave do VMI cadets receive? Thank you.