Hi everyone, I just started my senior year in high school, and I was wondering if my joining Civil Air Patrol this late could be held against me? I feel as if it looks like I'm doing it just to check off another item on my list. However, that is not the case. I really only found out what CAP is in the latter half of this year's summer. I remember regretting not joining ROTC in school, as I really wanted to dedicate a part of my life to a military lifestyle. When I found out that CAP fit in my schedule, and I was still able to join, I jumped on the opportunity. I really love it so far, and being with like-minded people (I finally met two other USAFA hopefuls!) is something that I would have given anything for. However, I am nervous that the admissions board would not see it this way; that I am just doing it because it 'looks good'. Should I even make it known that I was in CAP, for this really brief amount of time? I intend to devote as much time as I can to it, and maybe I can prove my sincerity with dedication? I truly wish I could've known about it and joined earlier in my life (one of the cadet's recent experiences in it was amazing to listen to). In this case, ignorance was definitely, definitely not bliss.