For a while now it's been my ambition to serve as a U.S. Army officer; for various reasons USMA is the route I most want to take (I mean to apply for the incoming class in 2015), though I will not be heart-broken if it doesn't work out. I had a couple of questions regarding what exactly the admissions office looks for in two areas: 1. My high-school grades aren't up to snuff; I'm barely in the top 50% of my graduating class. I graduated high school in 2011 and am attending community college, where I have really turned things around (for what it's worth I regularly see it ranked as one of the top 10 or 20 CCs in the USA). My GPA is 3.5, I'm an active member of the honors society, and I am very involved in student government. As far as the academics are concerned, do I have a chance? 2. I don't play any team sports. I am physically very able, but I know they look specifically for leadership positions in athletics. I am currently studying for the NSCA Certified Personal Trainer test, after which I've got a job lined up for a PT position with a local gym. In that role I would train people with varied athletic ability in cardiovascular, strength, and endurance exercise and help them plan routines and focused diets based on physical goals. Are there people in SAs with PT backgrounds, or are they specifically looking for leadership in team-based athletics? After briefly browsing these forums, I haven't seen anyone else in a situation similar to mine, which worries me. I'd appreciate any advice, and if pursuing the USMA is futile I'd like to know sooner rather than later so I can devote my attention to transferring to a Uni with Army ROTC. Thank you.