Realizing that my decision to attend a service academy could very well result in serious injury (or death), I have a few questions about what happens to an academy grad who suffers a serious injury of the sort that seriously hampers one's ability to perform physically. 1. Who pays for the medical bills? 2. Are disabled servicemen automatically discharged, or could they still be employed in some administrative/desk job capacity? 3. If someone with, for example, an engineering degree from West Point has been leading infantry for the past 10 years, does the fact that they have not been actively employed in the engineering field for many years factor negatively into that person's resume when applying for a civilian engineering job?