My son's BGO recommended that he apply for NROTC as well as the USNA because the latter is so competitive. Somehow, this feels like a test of his desire to serve as a Naval officer, with or without first attending Annapolis. I did see the recent post about to what degree NROTC affects chances for admission to Annapolis, but this seems to be a slightly different question. So what do you all think? Is the BGO just being helpful, or is he probing to see whether my son's primary interest is in serving as an officer or in attending Annapolis?