I have been lurking on the forum for a while now and have learned so much by reading recent threads and threads from this time of year in the past. Thank you for providing a forum for parents and candidates to increase their knowledge of the Service Academies, ROTC programs, and other commissioning routes. I had no idea at this time last year that my son would be applying to a couple of SAs and ROTC programs. I've had quite a learning curve. I take comfort in reading questions and comments by others who are in the same boat. My son has started teasing me about lurking on the Service Academy Forums so much. Maybe I'll soon be able to become comfortable throwing around the acronyms.