I'm just wondering if the value of a SA education is diminished if, after the academy, the SA grad does anywhere from 5 to 20 years of active duty? Would a Mechanical Engineering grad who goes into the Marines or a Quant. Eco major who becomes a pilot, for example, be able to put their undergraduate education to use when they get out of the service, or would they, figuratively, have forgotten enough of their academy taught academic knowledge that they would have to start all over or go to some special refresher program? I'm new to the site. Perhaps this is a topic that has already been dealt with. But, it has been a question that I haven't seen an answer to yet, and which doesn't seem to come up in the typical promotional material sent out by the academies. They always discuss the high level of the SA's education, but to what extent the practical value of the education, post-military, does not seem to be referenced. Any insights into this topic would be greatly appreciated.