For those who have received a LOA or have received an offer of an appointment, what you have done thus is child's play for what is about to come. First, and foremost you must be convinced and determined to become a Naval Officer. From this point you have to be willing to be away from your family, friends, your car, and most everything else you have enjoyed. This is the most serious decision you are making. Once you have made the decision to accept the appointment, know what you are getting into. 1. You are subjecting yourself to other Mids having real police powers over you. Meaning a Mid might not like you whatever reason and use the Honor system to falsely accuse you of a violation. Other common things that you want to watch out for is, the upper class believes for some reason they have the duty to determine who graduates USNA. It is well known that some upper class will attempt to run Mids out if they don't like them. The moral here is. Make many friends and Watch your six. keep your face in the books and follow every order to the letter. The reward is you just might EARN a commission as a Naval Officer upon graduation from USNA.