Hi, as of yesterday I have accepted my appointment to USAFA. Since 8th grade the Air Force is where I wanted to be, and I am excited to have finally reach my goal and set upon new challenges next year at the academy. In January, I was accepted to West Point after only having submitted my application two weeks prior. I never gave West Point as much though as USAFA and USNA, but would be willing to go if was only option for a service academy. So I take a visit up to WP, meet with countless WP alumni, the football coach, and personally talk with the Sup. You could say I was beginning to buy into the "WP propaganda." None of which was incorrect, but I did get an ear full of why WP is soooo much better than USAFA, etc. In mid March I got accepted to USAFA. Now WP needed an answer by April 15th, so I had to made my decision before then. I make a pro con list and ask myself what I want to do in the military. In one sentence this is my goal for my military service; I want to be involved in the fight (combat) whether in the air or on the ground. Now that statement could just be the 18 year old boy talking in me, but as of now I want to be the "tip of the spear." Like I said I have already made my decision to USAFA after another visit to Colorado Springs. My decision is final. My question is, if I don't fly what can I do as an officer to be involved the way I want to be? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Is spec ops in the Air Force realistic for an academy grad?