Yes, I am new here, but didn't know where else to turn for help. I am currently in a situation that has me quite torn. Three weeks ago, I received an appointment to USMMA. I was THRILLED! Especially considering that West Point and USAFA had already turned me down. But here is where my problem starts. I also received a 4-year AFROTC scholarship. This may seem like a no-brainer decision to many of you but here is my reasoning: 1) I come from an Air Force family (no they are not influencing my decision). I have grown up in it and have gotten the opportunity to see it from the inside out. I love the air force. It is what I have wanted to do for as long as I can remember. However, I have never really had the opportunity to be around alot of the maritime stuff and I dont know if I even would like it or not! But I do know that Kings Point is an excellent school and the opportunities there would still allow me to go into the AF. 2) I want to become a civil engineer. Kings Point= no civil engineering program. The closest things would be to become a marine systems engineer and I have heard of graduates switching into civil. But in order to get the most of my education to help me in a career in CE, is it worth it to go to KP, or should I got to a school where I can major in the career field that I actually want to go into. 3) SEA YEAR.... amazing opportunity that is very hard in my mind to turn down. 4) I live in Colorado. Kings Point is in New York. Pretty far away. 5) Kings Point is a SERVICE ACADEMY! my class mates would become an extended family and the education received there would be nearly second to none. It would prepare me to become a military officer as well as a leader. So I guess my final question would be: is kings point the right path for a kid who has never been around the maritime industry ( and really doesn't know if he has interest in it) and wants to go into the air force, or should i stick to a program that is more centered around what i want to do, even if it means turning down an academy?