I guess ill start with some backround info. Im 19, AF reservist, live in Colorado Springs. I found out about the LEAD program a little while ago and i set my heart on the academy. Why? Feeling of prestige, sports, unique experiences, mechanical engineering. Whats making me question if i should try is i wasnt the best in academia, especially math. From what i understand most cadets are top teir students who are valedectorians, 4.0s, etc and the average gpa is a 2.5. If they are struggling will i have a chance? I also hear that many cadets hate their lives there but also feel rewarded after. I would like to hear from cadets their experiences because i cant decide if i want to go AFA or uccs ROTC and enjoy my college years, take my time on the math courses, overall easier life etc. Insight and wisdom would be nice.