Background: Son (ACT 31M 28V) attends USNA Summer Seminar 2009, applies Class of 2014 (3Q-3Nom) declined, Re-applies (3Q-2Nom) declined again, but receives NROTC scholarship for Fall 2011. Fall 2010 did college prep program and Spring 2011 attends future unit's university (GPA 2.5 on 14 CR - "D" in calc). This past Fall semester, now in unit, 1.08 GPA, 4 F's (calc, chem, logic), 1 D, "A" in NavSci (17 credits). Note: Had a concussion shortly after mid-terms, sidelined by health clinic from any physical activity, now confesses he skipped a week or more classes, was ready to drop earlier but Fresh. LT. advised him wait until semester, re-evaluate. Announces this week he's dropping out. (returns next week) Says he does not "fit" at this school, dislikes unit, no major he's interested in, believes officers mostly watch, sailors get the challenging duty, have more deployments, etc. Would consider SeeBees as an option but told he cannot get to CEC via this pipeline. (true?) Thought about MC Option but would have to compete in nat. pool. New plan is visit recruiters, take aptitude test for every branch and see what jobs best fit him - then enlist, or possibly attend college but no calling as to where or major. Extracting his basis of decision and game plan have been very difficult - like a circuit breaker tripped and won't reset. While disappointed, not sure want him to continue in present situation, he says he's given best effort, obviously not. Suggested he finish 2nd sem to prove he can pull the grades, redeem himself, take summer cruise, decide after that and more fact-finding. Any advice or PM welcomed. He's 20, his decision, agree on that, provided it's an informed one. Sorry this is windy or if topic previously posted.