Would it be beneficial to join the reserves during the summer going into junior year? That way if I don't get into West Point, I can go to college for (almost) free and then reapply next year. Pros? Cons? Thoughts and opinions? Also, does this disqualify me for the congressional nomination? As a side note, I am about 80% sure that I will go full career in the Army. So I am completely willing to commit this time into the reserves.