This is not a typical situation so I am asking for guidance from anyone who may have experienced something similar or knows someone who did. Up until the end of my junior year of high school I planned on applying to USMA. That being said, I applied for all summer seminar programs at the 3 major service academies. I was only accepted into USAFA’s and enjoyed that program. I liked the idea of being a pilot and USAFA is definitely the place to be if that is your career goal. During basic training this summer (I’m currently a doolie) we were tested again for our vision and I failed the depth perception test. By a lot. I have a follow up appointment this week to make sure I legitimately do have a problem with my eyes. If this is the case, I’m not sure what else I’d like to do in the Air Force. I want to have a combat oriented job. Having done more thorough research, West Point might have been the better choice after all. I’m totally fine with going through basic again, and dealing with being a doolie/plebe for an extra year if it means a more satisfying career. My questions are: -has anyone done something similar to this? -am I even allowed to apply to a sister service academy while attending one? -would nomination sources view me as “flaky” for leaving one academy for another? Thank you all for your time and advice in advance.