Hey guys, As you might suspect I was declined a appointment to the Air Force Academy last Spring. Graciously however I was able to accept a Type 7 rotc scholarship at Penn State. In the beginning I thought that I would not like it however that was wrong the wrong train of thought. The military was something that was an unknown lifestyle to me in high school. However after experiencing what I have so far in ROTC I am definitely here to stay. Something still nags me however. I gave up a lot when I had to come here instead of attending the academy, including sports. Penn States varsity team was a little out of reach for me then the academies varsity team. I want to be able to have every opportunity available to me, however it seems though in ROTC every program they had has been shut down or is now just offered to academy cadets. In reality all ROTC has left is Project GO. This along with a passion to attend the academy made me continue in my reapplication. Going back to the beginning of my post, while yes I love being an ROTC cadet sometimes I still yearn for a more of a leadership based environment. Something that is 24/7. Something that can really teach me and develop me into the best leader and officer that I can possibly be. My question is how does the academy view ROTC cadets applying for an appointment?