I'm going to be straight-forward here. My greatest shame, embarrassment, and most importantly, regret, has been my leaving the academy during the summer. I don't want this to follow me, but I also want to try and improve myself and learn from it. Is the door closed for me reapplying to the academy? I'm assuming if they were gracious enough to offer me a second chance (which I doubt) it wouldn't be until maybe my 2nd or 3rd attempt minimum. I unfortunately haven't heard of anyone leaving then returning. Is this an avenue I can pursue, or is nrotc/ocs my means to and end goal of service at this point. By all means, both are excellent, but I was at the academy and I myself threw that opportunity away and recognize it. Would it be prudent to email my original academy region advisor and express this? Or just apply however many times it takes and see what happens?