Why do you want to attend one of the Military Service Academies? I love my small Hoosier town. I love the people and the place; I even love the fact that the county fair is front page news. As much as my town means to me, my dreams and ambitions will never be achieved while being encompassed by cornfields and construction. I do not want to attend a college that will be content with me settling for mediocrity. I want a place that will challenge and push me to reach my full potential. I hope to find that in the service academies. Life is short and opportunities like those provided at the academies are rare. They are opportunities worth fighting for. At an academy, I will improve my leadership skills and become someone with the tools to change the world for the better. While I am learning these skills, I will also be pursuing a degree in my chosen major. The qualified professors and challenging coursework will give me knowledge I would not have gained anywhere else. Attending an academy will also allow me to make a name for myself and enable me to see the world. Those are opportunities you do not simply let pass you by. This dream is not only for me. Even though I want the honor and prestige that goes with being a military officer, there is a greater cause that drives me forward. My family, friends, and teachers have all given me so much time and support. I can never pay them back for all they have given me. They mean the world to me. I am willing to put myself in danger if it means they are safe. When I am asked if I am willing to make such a commitment, I think about the people in my life, and the risk is worth it every time. In America, people are given the tools and opportunities to seize their dreams and make them reality. I want it to stay that way for myself, the people in my life, and even those that I have never met before. This should be a universal right for all people. I am devoted to my country, the people in it, and the greater cause. I have been told many times that it will be difficult, but that only make me want to rise to the occasion. I am ready for all the challenges that academy and military life has to offer. I will overcome all of the obstacles before me for the people I love, my country, and all I can and will be.