I'm currently in application process for the USMA, and am wondering what kind of choices and opportunities would lie ahead of me after your 5 years of active duty. I plan on majoring in chemical or nuclear engineering, and would love to enlist in the Corps of Engineers or the Chemical Corps after my four years at West Point. So, I have a couple questions. What are one's chances of getting into the Chemical Corps or Corps of Engineers right out of West Point? I saw only 13 of the last graduating class went chemical. After 5 years, what would be the route for an aspiring chemical engineer? Graduate school? Go into the work force? Or would I make good money and be able to have a family life while continuing on active duty? If I was in the Chemical Corps would I be stateside in more of a 9-5 or out in the field? Would I be better off going to the USNA for nuclear engineering, and have better job prospects in the Navy? Sorry that's a lot of questions, any clarification would be greatly appreciated, thanks. Also, I just want to clarify I'm not just looking at West Point for the money aspect, I love my country and will readily serve it in combat if needed, but I'm also looking at my future after military life.