I just started my NROTC application and was hoping to get some comments or suggestions for my essay in response to the question, "Why do I want to be a Naval Officer?" I aspire to become a naval officer for a few reasons. I, first, have always had a genuine desire to serve my country. Now, being me, I never go halfway. I want to do the best of my ability to serve my country and have the biggest impact possible. I know that as an officer you lead and have a heavy impact on the enlisted which is why I want to be an officer. Its a chance to get to serve the largest Navy in the world with a heavy impact on it. The Navy wants people that can serve and will serve well. I know that I can be one of those people. I feel that the knowledge that gained in college, whether that comes from NROTC or just living as a college student, will be useful to the Navy. I want to supply the life and academic knowledge I have gained in the college, regardless of how little it may actually be, I want to give that to the service. As well, having a career that will require me to be physically and mentally fit will be an interesting one, no matter what it is. The idea of a monotonous job sitting in a cubicle, doing the same thing over and over again, makes me fear the life as an average working american. It sounds incredibly boring and I hate boring. I want excitement and interest in the things I do and only the military can provide those things for me.