A year back i considered the Marine corps and even took my asvab (52) so overall im looking into the navy since i would love to become an officer. I am only 17 (am enlisting in january when i turn 18) so please correct me if i have something inaccurate. Anyways, I was thinking of Enlisting into the Navy in active duty (Intelligence,Seabee, or Gunners Mate) and then go to college to get my degree in Business/Criminal Law to become a Police investigator or do something related to real estate. Honestly idk how hard it is to just stay in the enlisted side until you become a Chief petty officer. My second option is a bit more complex, there is barely any info on anyone doing it like this so please hear me out. First enlist into the Navy Active or reserves in the rates I specified. While in the reserves most preferably i can go to college and work on my degree, all while trying to apply for USNA (my highschool gpa is Terribly low which is a 2.1 unweighted/weighted and would be considered a terrible candidate). Assuming i get a good college gpa,SAT scores, and overall a solid reputation in the Navy reserves, i could be accepted as an enlisted folk. As stated, I am terrible academically in high school with a 2.1 GPA (no excuses) so I won't be receiving any kind of money to go to college with NROTC. Are these options realistic or at least worth a shot? Are there options I haven't mentioned that I have that can go from Enlisted to Officer that is a solid opportunity? I dont mind being enlisted either, but I do want to become an officer in the long run. Anyone with experience on going from Enlisted to Officer would be best appreciated.