I am a student at an academy-sponsored preparatory school and I am in the decision of choosing preferences for Senators and my Congressman. When I first came here, I was absolutely set on USNA. After talking to other people here, my perspective has widened about attending USMMA and commissiong as a Naval Officer. What I really want to do is be a Naval Aviator. I know USMMA has just as many Naval Aviation billets as USNA so that is plus being that USMMA has less Midshipman to choose all of the billets. What it comes down to is which academy I want to indicate as first choice for my congressional nomination which I believe I can earn the principle nomination this year from. Which do you think would be a better school overall? What about for chances of an Aviation billet? Is it possible to be a Merchant Mariner and a Naval Officer at the same after commissioning from USMMA to make extra money? I would really like anyone's input about which academy would be a better fit. Thank you for your time.