Hello all. I am brand new with the forum. My son is currentley a junior in high school, who has wanted to attend a Senior Military College or WP for quite some time. (Mainly Norwich University....Possibly N.Georgia). However, he does not want to be a combat officer. Instead, he hopes to become part of Army Civil Affairs, or Army PSYOP. As he has not decided what ROTC branch to join, he is also interested in USMC, in Public Affairs. (I know that Marines are "riflemen first") This is becoming an increasingly popular idea. My DS has thrived in Model UN, and international relations at his boarding school, so he loves that. He is also a newspaper editor at the school, so USMC Public Affairs interests him as well. While we have visited both West Point and Norwich and N.Georgia, I still have a question. After graduation of college, how would he pick Public Affairs in USMC, or Civil Affairs/PSYOP in the Army to pursue a career with? I know that upon completion of Marine Option ROTC, you attend Basics School. How can Public Affairs be requested? Thank you for your help!