I am not very familiar with the MMA and honestly didn't know what I know about it now until being recruited by an athletic coach. I have been on a path to the military, specifically the Air Force, my entire 4 years of high school. I had kind of made up my mind that I didn't want to go to a service academy because I didn't want that lifestyle for my college years. I'm currently seeking an AFROTC scholarship, but I am seriously considering the MMA should this pan out. I haven't been able to get in contact with anyone who is or has attended the Academy. I came upon this forum a few days ago and I have a few questions that would help me in my search to make a decision. 1. What are the Civilian Career options like upon graduating? I keep hearing about the great pay, but i'm not familiar with the stability of the maritime industry. 2. How does life at the Academy compare to to the other service academies? Is it as regimented? Or is it more like a private military school? 3. My intended major is Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering at one of my other schools. How well does the Marine Engineering Systems with a concentration in Aerospace Engineering compare to an Aerospace Engineering degree. I do understand that if I choose to go it would be a huge commitment and it would be something that I wanted to do; this is why I am searching for some answers. Answers to one or all of these questions would be greatly apprieciated. Thank you all in advance for you time!