Hello, I'm currently a junior in high school and I am working on putting together and building my application for Marine option NROTC. Any and all advice for strengthening my application is greatly appreciated and will be carefully considered. Academics: GPA: 4.3 weighted/3.93 unweighted Class rank 26/380 - top 7% All AP and honors classes, 1 AP sophomore year, 4 AP this year, 5 AP senior year NHS member(10th,11th,12th) 30 ACT composite(26 math, 35 reading, 30 English, 27 science) Have not taken ASVAB or SAT Intended major - Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech Athletics: 6 years Football, no varsity (4th grade - 10th grade) Swim Team (11th grade, 12th grade) Varsity Track/Field (11th grade, 12th grade) PFT - 19:45 3-mile run, 11 pullups, 92 crunches - total score 234 Regular Tuesday/Thursday PT at recruiter's office Extra Curriculars Robotics Team Captain (11th, 12th) Math Team (11th, 12th) Explorers Club (11th, 12th) Student Technology Association (11th, 12th) Key Club (11th, 12th) "Dream Team" - Volunteer service organization at my church 100+ hours volunteer free math tutoring to local students Part time job at non-profit Christian thrift store. School does not have JROTC, but possibly getting a program this year. Working with administration on creating a peer-tutoring organization which I would be president of at its creation. Comments/Other I realize my PFT score is very weak. I swim, run, and work core and pull-ups everyday to improve. Lack of leadership roles - currently trying to address this by running for leadership positions in my clubs and teams. For my recommendation letters, I intend on requesting one from my neighbor and family friend who is an officer in the Navy, one from my Key Club sponsor and physics teacher, and one from my personal trainer(a retired Marine infantry squad leader, rank unknown). Interested in aviation My recruiter told me that there is usually only around 35 other applicants in my region for the early board. This was surprising news to me as 35 seems very low, and I was wondering if anyone knew of a possible reason? Again, suggestions, comments, concerns, etc are greatly appreciated. Thank you.