Less than a week ago my school received our branching assignments. Much to my dismay I was informed I received a branch detail of Infantry and a primary control branch of Adjutant General Corps. I am fine with AG, but I literally selected Infantry as my very last choice in my preferences, and did everything I could strategically possible to avoid getting it. However, because I have a good PT score, the AG Corps found it appropriate to detail me to Infantry anyway. If I had received any other detail it would be much easier for me to cope with. Infantry is certainly a branch that requires an adequate amount of interest, motivation, and the right personality type to excel in. Therefore, I find it absurd and irresponsible that the only metric being used to detail cadets to Infantry is their PT score. I also can't help but think this will only set me up for an abysmal failure, as Ranger School will be an implied requirement. To succeed at Ranger School your heart needs to be in it, rather than being forced to go. That being said, even though I completely disagree with this, it still stands as the outcome. These are my questions: Do any options exist to change your branch detail? If so, what are they? (side-note: I have spoken with my PMS about this once. He told me to contact the HR LT Assignment Officer at the AG Branch, and all she said was, "I don't have the authority to change anything.") If there is no other option but to carry out the branch detail, what are some good coping mechanisms to become mentally at peace with this result? Can anyone provide more information about IBOLC, Ranger School, or Infantry in general that might help me take a more positive perspective on this? Does anyone know of another person in a similar situation? How are they handling it? What did they do to accept the outcome? Does anyone have any guidance on how I can take my stance on the situation and make something successful out of it? I would greatly appreciate your time and feedback. Thank you.