I am currently a youngster at USNA and I am considering leaving the academy. I am totally committed to serving my country in some way, but I am not sure that the academy is right for me. I joined with idealistic expectations of leading people into combat, and the daily academic grind has been a disappointment, as well as the realization that much of an officer's job is administrative. I lost the sense of purpose that I once felt when it became clear that the academy is a college more than a military environment. Staying at the academy is still a possibility, but I am also considering enlisting in the Marines or shifting my focus away from the military and towards a career in law enforcement, such as the FBI. Although I believe the program of USNA is disappointing, I have great relationships with my companymates that I don't want to leave behind. Thanks for any advice.