I have completed my freshman year at the US Merchant Marine Academy, and I am posting this thread to hopefully receive some information regarding the possibility of transferring service academies. Joining the military (and working to become an Officer) has always remained my goal, but when I was not admitted to USNA, I was eager to accept my appointment to USMMA. I have completed my freshman year at Kings Point, and received A's and B's in Calculus 1 &2, Physics 1&2, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Graphics, Statics, Marine Engineering courses, as well as some miscellaneous subjects. I also competed in NCAA athletics and completed a strenuous year as a member of the Regiment of Midshipmen. Some recent events at USMMA regarding MARAD and our sea year program have made me question the values and purpose that this academy is supposed to uphold. With the possibility of not going sea, and not receiving the proper training that Midshipman should expect from a service academy, I have been seeking out other options to become an Officer including reapplying to USNA. I have also been looking into enlisting. Any advice or recommendations from someone who is knowledgeable in this matter would be much appreciated.