Thanks to all for so much great information. I've been soaking it up as ds is contemplating applying to USNA (he's a rising junior). Where can I find some information on what USNA grads do after school ends? Will ds be on a boat? Sub? For how long? My husband and I really don't know how that part works, so if you know of a thread or another website that has a succinct explanation of likely scenarios, I would very much appreciate reading it. Thanks!