Hey, I will be a senior in highschool this upcoming year and I have been searching for what future would fit for me and I love the water and this amazing country. I know the academy is a once in a life time experience but I have no military background what so ever and I can't get past the fear I have of the first year. The one thing I do know is that I feel like the coast guard is the right direction for me. Anyone have any advice on whether to pursue the academy or not? Any information or personal experiences will be helpful to me. THANKS!