I am a candidate for USAFA and I am currently in the middle of completing my application and interview. I plan on going to MEPS in a few weeks to do early entry into the Navy. My plan has always been: a) Join the academy (if I am granted an appointment) or b) enlist in the Navy. I don't want to do ROTC. Should I have an issue getting out of DEP and going into the academy if I am granted an appointment? I am curious because it would be a different branch if I go enlisted, so would enlisting hurt me later on?