Hi all. From all the research I have done, I feel my son is in good standing for an appointment to one of the academies. I hope USNA because of my love of the Marine Corps, but if he is accepted to USAFA or USMA I would be thrilled. The only thing I am concerned with is that we are not a religious family, we do not have a church affiliation, and I have always had my sons work for me, or they do odd jobs for neighbors and friends. My sons do community service but not thru a religious organization, and they have not done a lot of it. All I asked my kids to do was get involved in eca's or sports, and take care of getting good grades. They have done this. Will this lack of religion, and paid jobs hurt my son in the application process?