I know its been done before, but currently im in a tough decision point. I'm a current 2nd year student at a community college. I was granted a Congressional Nomination to the USMMA and now i just recently sent in my Application for admission. I'm also working with the Marines on the PLC program. The Platoon Leaders Class(PLC) program that I'm working on is a 12 week program split into double 6 week sessions of OCS between the summers of the Sophmore/Junior and Junior/Senior year. If I continue with this path, i will be leaving this summer for OCS on May 22nd. I have to make the decision by April 1st as that is the cutoff date for this upcoming class attending OCS. If a decision isn't made by then, they will send me to a PLC combined program, which is a 10 week program later on in the year. It is extremely difficult to get into and is a lot more difficult to get into than the PLC split. Now what is my goal? My goal is to become a Marine Corps Pilot and even hit heights as becoming an Astronaut. I would like to attend USMMA as it is a really outstanding institution( one of the best kept secrets i've heard of) and they offer a win/win scenario. I know they're have been Astronauts who have graduated from USMMA such as famous Shuttle commander Mark Kelly. I understand it mostly concerns Maritime as well and even though i do want to fly airplanes, The Academy could help me throughout my career. I do understand however that is extremely difficult to get a flight slot out of the USMMA, at least more difficult than at the PLC program, and that the chances are slimmer at USMMA than at PLC of being a Pilot in the Marine Corps. My question is. Do i continue on this path of the PLC program, or do i continue going for the USMMA? It has been a desire to attend a service academy for the longest time in my life and it has also been the longest desire to become a Marine Pilot, This decision is a decision that will possibly affect the rest of my life, or at least my military career. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you all and Happy New Year!