Well, an NROTC scholarship just opened up at U Mich. The decision was difficult. DS #2 was Medical DQ'd and he is not pursuing it further, at least for now. We saw it coming since the date of his eye injury. DS has a great future ahead of him (with perfect vision btw), so we are happy that a spot just opened for someone else. In all honesty, I think he aspired mostly to operate the biggest, baddest, and most sophisticated machines on the planet as much or more than he aspired to wear the uniform. I know he would have made an ideal Navy Officer based on his personal integrity, sense of personal responsibility, and his awesomely understated sense of humor. He is just too modest to realize it. We appreciate all the help/advice we have received over the past several years with both DS's. #1 is still going strong as an MS II in AROTC. I know there are DS's and DD's out there whose overwhelming focus is wearing the uniform and thank goodness for that. My DS's plans were dashed by a shot to the eye with a soccer ball on cardio Wednesday of his weight training class. Yours can be dashed just as easily, it won't matter how badly you want it. I would plead with you and your parents to develop parallel plans. Don't have a plan A and plan B. Have a plan A and plan A. Best of luck to all!