I am a current applicant for the service academies. My father is indifferent about me applying to the academies and helps me with the application. However, my mother, on the other hand, is completely against me attending any of the service academies. She tells me that I will have an extremely difficult time assimilating back into society and will be looked "down" upon by others for not having attended a college that is "normal." Obviously I disagree with my mother. But to help confirm my beliefs, how easy has it been for you post graduates and post service individuals to integrate back into the civilian life? Is it difficult to associate and connect with others after service? And how easy was it for you guys to find a job that is well paid? If I go into the academy, I am interested in cyber security and computer science related majors. Also, my parents have no background in the military and so as expected, my mother makes conjectures without factual evidence.