While I'm still waiting on an admissions decision I want to finalize backup plans. Long story short, if not offered admission to USAFA I would attend an in-state university and reapply with the Class of 2026. The university has an ROTC program but it is Army. Would it be beneficial to join this since it is still leadership-based and aimed at a military pathway or would it be better to find other leadership roles and allocate my time elsewhere such as academics and volunteering. Wasn't sure if the lack of participation in ROTC, even though it is Amry, would hurt my chances of getting into USAFA.