I can't believe it has been almost 5 years since we first found this site, when DS was just submitting his various applications. He graduated Saturday with his degree in Mechanical Engineering, and later that evening commissioned as a 2LT. Since he requested and received Army Reserve he was essentially able to choose among the basic branches, so he ultimately selected Military Intelligence. I wanted to take a last opportunity to express our sincere thanks for all the information provided on these forums over the years; there really are very few other resources for much of this information. For those of you who are still in process, and those just starting out, hang in there. The pride of pinning those shoulder boards on your son or daughter on commissioning day makes it worth the wait. Best wishes and Merry Christmas to all of you!