I wasn't entirely sure where to post this since it really isn't entirely academy related but it was a question that I was pondering. Recently, a Navy recruiter met with me to talk about the option the Navy has to offer. I told him that I was looking more closely at the officer side of the Navy rather than the enlisted side. I also mentioned that I do want to go to college (and earn a degree hopefully ). We talked a bit about the NROTC and USNA but he also was pushing the Seaman to Admiral program. I heard about this program when my brother graduated boot and there was a Lt. Commander talking to some recruits about it. But I didn't know much about it. It is a definite possibility for me as a backup plan. The recruiter said that he thought it was in his opinion almost "better than going to the Naval Academy." The way he explained it was that immediately after boot you put in your application and if you are qualified you get accepted then go to college for 3 years to and get a bachelors degree then get commissioned as an ensign. Now what aren't they telling me? I'm not suggesting that the recruiter wasn't giving me the truth, but it seems sugarcoated to me. Questions like how competitive is this program, and the like were not addressed... Does anyone have any insight into this program? Thanks!