So it looks like I might be going to NAPS (fingers crossed I get off the waitlist!) and I started thinking about all of my friends who got direct appointments to the Academy. Since I will be a year behind them due to prep school, how will that affect my friendship with them? I know at USMA there is a process where you can get approval from a commanding officer to keep the friendship, but is there anything like that at USNA? It's not the biggest deal in the world if I have to salute them or call them Sir or Ma'am, but I am just looking to get more information. Thanks!