I am currently a senior in high school. I have a 95 on my asvab, and I'm qualified for the nuke program. I also submitted a non-binding acceptance of a 4yr NROTC scholarship to Virginia Tech. I'm trying to make a decision between enlisting or going to school. I know that the navy nuke program will grant me pay and benefits, and that I wouldn't receive these until I commission through NROTC. The schooling that navy nukes go through also grants enough credits to equate to an associates degree, and nukes can gain an officer commission through STA-21 or other commissioning programs. The navy also grants very large bonuses to nukes, and the civilian opportunities they have are numerous. The NROTC scholarship gives me the opportunity to earn a degree for free. As far as I know, if I earn my degree while in NROTC, I am garunteed an officer commission. If I enlist, I would need to compete for a spot in a commissioning program. My ultimate goal is to be an officer, and I would like to be a pilot as well. Any advice that you can offer will be greatly appreciated.