I am planning on applying for the class of 2021. I am an active duty Airman, and I was wondering if I could get some help gauging my chances of acceptance. I am 21 years old, and en E-4 with 3.5 years TIS. Because of my age, I will only be able to apply for direct admission. My biggest concern in the admissions process is how they will look at my high school GPA. In high school I had a 3.0 gpa, which from what I can tell is considered very weak in the Academy admissions circles. Since graduating I have earned 83 semester hour credits with a 3.87 gpa. I was wondering if this would make up for the lower gpa. I still need to take the SAT which I will likely take in the late spring, so I cannot give that number yet. In addition to my numbers, I have won Airman of the Year at the squadron level, and one Airman of the Quarter at the group and another at only the squadron level. While deployed I was awarded an Air Force Achievement Medal. Additionally, I am working towards my PPL and hope to have it before the admissions cycle closes. I talked to my flight chief and he said that I have his support so when needed I can come to him and he will solicit for the necessary letters of recommendation. My instructor pilot is an active duty major and I may also try to get a letter of recommendation from him. Given this information, could you possibly give me an indication of where I may stand? It is difficult because I have heard both that the LEAD program is very competitive and also that they do not receive enough applications without a way to confirm either statement. Is there anywhere you can see that needs improvement. I think it goes without saying that I need to knock the SAT out of the park but I was wondering what other advice I may be able to get. Thank You.