It depends on what your end goals really are. Is your only goal to be a SEAL, or do you really want to lead while also being a SEAL? Roughly 85% or so of USNA grads who go to BUDS succeed. However, the competition is stiff at the Academy to get a BUDS slot. I don't mean to be a pessimist, but tons of people come to this board with similar questions, and very few will actually make it. If you have any specific questions about NAPS, I'd be happy to answer them. In the end, only you can make the final decision about which path to take though. Best of luck! P.S. It would be class of 2014, since that's the year you graduate from NAPS. I'm NAPS c/o 2013.