Together with his parents, we picked up a grandson last Thursday from summer session 2. My wife and I visited the Academy last fall on a trip back east, were very impressed, and returning I facetiously remarked to our grandson that we found the school he should attend. At 17, he has no solid idea yet what he wants to do schooling wise nor career wise. Our family has no history of military service so we did some research and he attended the summer session in an effort to get a clearer picture. He loved the experience, saying the Academy was now his clear first choice. I asked him about the idea of serving in the Navy and his response was that it was now something he could see himself doing but he is not to the point of feeling that is 100% his career choice. He's thought about medical school--realizes the tough route the Academy is for that choice--very much enjoyed a mechanical engineering class at summer session and likes what he has read about the new cyber operations department. He wants to go forward with the nomination process. My advice was to do so, pray about his ultimate decision, and then go forward. Two questions: 1. How honest should he be in a nomination interview and with his BGO on the question of service commitment as a 17-year old who is still not 100% sure what he wants to do with his life? My reaction was to be honest and tell the interviewer that the summer session had a real impact on him and that's why he's pursuing a nomination. 2. His primary concern now is family life and deployments. What type of billets would result from mechanical engineering, versus cyber operations versus medicine and what is family life like with the Navy?