Hey everyone, I am a candidate to the USNA, USMMA, The Citadel, VMI, and three other colleges with ROTC units. Lately I've been reading a lot of the forums on this website trying to get as much information as I can about the various schools listed so that I can make an educated decision when I have to make a decision. I figured I might as well make an account since I'm visiting this site so much . I just wanted to say thank you for what everybody contributes on this website. I've learned a lot already about the different oppertunities offered by the different paths to becoming a military officer. My goal: Become a commissioned military officer ideal/preferred path: Appointment to the United States Naval Academy Alternate Paths should the ideal path fail: The Citadel, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and the Virginia Military Institute I hope this gives ya'll an idea about where I'm coming from. thanks!