I'm a highschooler planning on doing NROTC, but considering other paths to a commission. Can anyone tell me about what it's like enlisting out of high school, and getting a degree from USNA or another school while in the Navy? If I were to enlist, it would be with the intention of becoming an officer down the road. What is the likelihood that I could make this happen - that is being able to go to a university or academy while in the Navy. Also, if I did so, would the four years at the academy count towards the 20 needed for retirement benefits?