Hello all, Thank you for your help in the past; it's helped tremendously. I received the 4 year NROTC scholarship to the UC Berkeley unit, and I have been frequently contacted by West Point and Annapolis cadets/midshipmen telling me why USMA/USNA is better. My scheduled visit is from January 10-13...but I have a personal issue. My family's hands are extremely tied financially, so I am incredibly blessed to have been offered an all expense paid trip to USMA for myself and one of my parents. Before I go in any deeper, I would like to say that I love my father. He is wonderful and an amazing source of inspiration for me; I wouldn't be the person I am today without him. But, he is incredibly against my decision to pursue a military career. His comments have gone from snarky remarks to "I'll disown you if you follow through," and I promise that I am not exaggerating with this. I want him to visit the academy with me and hopefully see what it is that I see in it, but seeing as how he's always been incredibly sarcastic to people or gatherings with ideas that he does not agree with, I'm afraid of what might happen while I'm there. My mother cannot attend the visit with me, because my younger sister is uncomfortable when my mom is more than 20 minutes away. My mom said for this reason, she has to stay home. I can't attend the visit alone either, because I won't be 18 until July of 2013, and I can't fly alone. Is there any possible advice that anyone on this forum can give me when approaching my dad with this subject? He agreed to go with me, but I'm just not sure of what might transpire while I'm not with him during the visit. I'm sure, or at least I hope, that I am not the only person that has had a disapproving parent. Any past experience would be appreciated.