I saw this and I thought it applied to my son: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/kim-j.pdf Ever since seeing Star Wars Episode II, my son’s dream has been to be an astronaut after finishing medical school and doing a Neurosurgery Fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. I hear that’s the best. His ultimate goal is to be a flight surgeon on a manned Mars mission, but only after serving his country as a Navy SEAL. After reading this guy's resume I have a couple of questions: Is being a SEAL really the best? My neighbor, Larry, says that when push comes to shove a Green Beret can kick a SEAL’s butt from here to Syria and be back by tomorrow for dinner. Does he HAVE to be a SEAL before USNA or can he do it after. We live just outside of Baltimore and I think his separation anxiety will subside by the time he's 21. He’s going into 9th grade and has to decide on a foreign language. Would it be better to learn Pashto for when he’s a SEAL or Japanese to better communicate with his Kenjutsu instructor. I told him I thought the knife work in martial arts would be more beneficial for him as a SEAL. He’s been doing martial arts since he was 4, but he’s never done a team sport. What would be a good one to do? I was thinking baseball since he’s really good with a sword and golf isn’t a team sport. Thanks. All comments and help are welcome.