My son is in the early stages of investigating the academies. I am familiar with and have a lot of contacts to help with questions regarding USNA, and know that almost all grads are commissioned as unrestricted line officers. However I don't have the same familiarity or contacts for questions regarding USAFA. My son's main question is can a cadet be commissioned directly into the Non-Rated Developomental Engineering Field (62EX)? Follow on question #1 would be if they can what are the chances, i.e. how many in each class are commissioned as Developmental Engineers? Follow on question #2 would be if they can't what is the career path that leads to that field? Thanks in advance!