I'm trying to decide whether I want to go to a service academy or not, and here's the deal. I want to be a doctor. But the biggest emphasis I've heard on attending a service academy is whether or not you want to be an officer in the Navy. I don't really know. Even with family who went there, I still don't really get the gist of what it means to be an officer. I just want to better understand how my life would play out if I went to the Naval Academy, followed by medical school, then worked as a doctor in the Navy. What all does this entail?