So, I head out to BMT on September 13. After BMT I plan on preparing myself to be a competitive LEAD applicant. In high school, I was an exchange student for a year, which caused my GPA to drop. I graduated with a 3.3. I did a year of college before enlisting and ended with a 2.6. How can I make myself a competitive applicant? My questions are: 1. How competitive is LEAD? 2. What were your SAT/ACT scores, GPA, and XCs (on and off base)? 3. How can I get good recommendations Any other advice would be welcome. I turn 20 in November and I'm feeling really crunched for time.