Hi everyone, I started my Service Academy application process knowing that I either wanted to go to USNA or USAFA. I was under the understanding that in the nomination process, I was obligated to put identical preference rankings for each the MOCs that I applied to. I DID NOT KNOW I COULD LIST DIFFERENT PREFERENCES FOR EACH. At the time, I felt that USNA would be my first choice, so I put USNA as my top priority for my nominations (only applied for two). I got two nominations, both to USNA. I completed applications for both academies a while ago. But got two nominations to the same one. Also, and more importantly, I began to feel that the Air Force may be a better path for me in terms of my goals for service. I've now been appointed to USNA, but cannot be appointed to USAFA because both of my nominations went to Navy. I did, at the very last minute, apply for a VP nomination; I'm not keeping my hopes up for that. My dad keeps telling me that if I turn down USNA to try and reapply to USAFA next year, I will be constantly questioned as to why I did that by my nominating sources, interviewers, etc. Needless to say, he's pissed at me for second guessing my goals like this. I'm in a mental wreck. I know what kind of opportunity has been put before me, and how lucky I am to have it. But if I come to the conclusion that the Air Force is where I need to be, then is it foolish to not go to USNA? Furthermore, will I be rejected by nominating sources or by the Academy itself because I decided not to go to a Service Academy when given the opportunity? I need your thoughts. Badly.