While nothing is guaranteed, DS and we (his family) sense that his application may be viewed favorably. What was notional and aspirational is suddenly starting to seem real and possible. He asked me last night if I could describe what naval officers (or specifically recent Naval Academy graduates) actually DO every day. I was able to point him to the high level descriptions in the Navy Catalog, but they are -- well -- high level. For example: Surface Warfare "A new ensign typically serves as a division officer, with responsibilities for leading 12 to 50 enlisted personnel and directing a portion of the ship’s equipment and operations. Typical positions include those of anti-submarine warfare officer, gunnery officer, communications officer and damage control assistant. In addition, you are expected to work toward qualification as combat information center watch officer, officer of the deck and Navy surface warfare officer." Can anyone point me to a resource that gives a fuller description of an Ensign's day to day work? Thanks.