Many posters on SAF, be it current AD, retired, parents, or prospective applicants, have very starkly contrasted views on the debate over whether an ROTC or SA graduate should simply fulfill their service obligation and leave the service ("5 and dive"), from an ethical standpoint. Some believe the service obligation should be lengthened in order to weed out the faint of heart or those that may not be 100% dedicated to the military when applying. Well, here's an idea on the same tangent as that which I thought would be interesting for discussion: When a candidate recieves an appointment to an academy, before they attend, they must complete 3 or so years of enlisted service before their 4 years at the academy. Logistic or constitutional issues aside, does this seem like a good idea for making sure that the only ones admitted to an academy are in it for the "Long Haul"? In my mind, it will do an excellent job of weeding out non-hackers and would also expose the candidates to many aspects of AD leadership at both the officer and NCO levels, aside from being a gut-check. What are yalls thoughts?