I'm hoping to get some input from anyone who decided to take an appointment after having spent one year at college, especially anyone who may have spent that year in ROTC. How did it make your plebe year at USNA different than if you have gone in straight from high school? DS is having a great time so far at college and is applying to USNA for a second time. Since he is in the Corps of Cadets there, he is concerned that another year of being at the bottom of the food chain is going to be de-motivating. He wanted to cover all his bases toward commissioning by being in the Corps, just in case he didn't get an appointment this year. How do you get yourself through it? Any experience out there on this?