First off, I would like to thank the administrators and knowledgeable parents and future war fighters on this site for giving up their free time to help the parents and future officers with this incredibly informative group of forums. I am the father of two great kids, a 19 year old son and a 17 year old daughter. (The wife is pretty good too). My son has enlisted in the US Navy, and he leaves in a month for basic. He was a good student, signed up for college this fall. Approached me and said he didn't feel ready for school but wanted to serve and see the world. Gonna be a submariner. My DD has wanted to be an Army officer for years. Extremely driven student and a lovely human being. Being prior Army, I joke that she has set the balance back into my world. She has had some challenges in the application process, including requiring medical waiver, but with her grades, test scores, athletics, and extracurriculars has been told she is extremely competitive. She has a primary nomination from my favorite Senator, as well as a nomination from the other Senator. Just sent 7th semester grades a week ago so her file should be complete soon. She has plan B in place, but wants to be a WP cadet more than anything in the world. Unsure what I will do next year at the Army-Navy game in Philly next year- NOT GO ARMY. BEAT NAVY!!!!