Hi Everyone, I was just wondering for anyone who separated from a Service Academy voluntarily or involuntarily, were there other possible ways to become commissioned officers? I know there are some former Midshipman and Cadets who made a mistake and regret it just as much as I do. We're human. Just because we screwed up doesn't mean that we're horrible people or that we can't be good officers or even good enlisted service members. For anyone who knows me, I did something incredibly stupid at USNA and lied about my height and weight. To this day I regret that decision as well as my entire attitude in my time at USNA. I should have been much more team oriented rather than me and accepted responsibility for my own actions, instead of blaming others as well as gotten along with my peers. In my time post USNA, I've restarted my life completely. I enrolled at another university, yanked up my grades and have lost over 20 pounds. My attitude has changed as well as I now understand what teamwork is and how to be a good teammate as well as a better person overall. I know OCS for me is a long shot but I figure why not try? The worst someone can say is no right? Even if I have to enlist first, I would like to try, as should other people who have been separated if they want to. What I want to know is the honest reality of the situation? Has anyone ever been in this situation and what have they done?