So, I am planning on going to either attending USAFA or USMA (that is a different delemia entirely) but my friend suggested I do National Guard Split Training Option before I go, because I would have prior experience and maybe even a little bit of money to start me off. For anyone that doesnt know what it is, after junior year (the year I am in) I go to national guard basic training, I then go to school my senior year as a national guardsman (aka doing drill or whatever every month) and then after my senior year I go to AIT then college Has anyone ever tried that? If I get in to USMA, would that would with the academy training in summer? The main reason I would go is I would already kinda be trained with something in the army and it would get me used to the army lifestyle kinda. But if I dont get into USMA, I will likely go to college, and i'm pretty sure I can do that, my question is can i be an officer after that? Any thoughts or opinions on that?