Hello, I am a recent applicant to the United States Air Force Academy. Like many others, its a dream to become an officer and serve the country. However, I am in a strange position. For one thing I am from an Egyptian background (Coptic Orthodox Christian) and was neutralized in 2007. I came to the United States in 2001 (I was 11 years old). I am fluent in Arabic (I can read, write and speak it). Since there is a growing conflict between some middle eastern countries and and the U.S., can my background prevent me from entering the Academy? I feel like I can be of good use being part of the Armed Forces and I would enjoy what I do but I also fear that my background may work against me.