What was your first reaction when your DD/DS said that he/she wants to attend one of the service academies or ROTC? My mother who is currently a DoD civilian supports me with my decision of applying in the future to become a servicemen. On the other hand, my father who was in the Army for Military Police (PMO) made clear that I should think about joining the military again. Although he enjoyed his life in the military, he felt like he was emotionally missing a part of him due to deployment, constant PCS, losing friends, etc... I can understand where he's going, and yes, I am quite concerned with where I am going with this military career. Is this completely normal?