My DS is applying to 3 service academies this year, with Navy being his first choice if he has the opportunity to choose. He just scheduled his DODMERB exams and will be scheduling his BGO interview later this week. I know this is very much a “candidates only” process, and I completely respect that - my son is very self-motivated regarding this whole process and my only involvement thus far was sitting down and helping gather the info to create a spreadsheet of what needs to be done in what format by what date. My question is: do I go with him and sit in the waiting room during his DODMERB, his BGO interview, or his nomination interviews? I don’t want anyone to think his parents don’t care (DH and I are both very supportive of this decision!), but I don’t want to come off as helicopter-ish either. What do the experts think?