Hello! This past April, I was unfortunately denied appointment to the USAFA class of 2019. While this was a rather disappointing outcome, I nonetheless was able to earn a type-2 AFROTC scholarship and will be attending Boston College next year. While I am extremely appreciative to have the opportunity to be a part of the ROTC program, it has been my whole-hearted goal since day one to attend a US Service Academy. Accordingly, I am reapplying to the USAFA in a bid to fulfill that hope. However, as I would be equally content and honored to be a midshipman in Annapolis just as much as a cadet in Colorado Springs, I am strongly considering reapplying to the USNA as well. Nevertheless, the more and more I've considered the specifics of my situation, I believe there might be a few snags in reapplying to the Naval Academy. That is, as an AFROTC cadet on scholarship, I understand that reapplying to the USAFA is acceptable, but would attempting to earn appointment at an Academy in a different branch even be permissible? I can imagine it'd be a somewhat awkward conversation to explain to my commander next year that I'd be leaving ROTC let alone for a different service. Not to mention, I feel as if I'd seem somewhat traitorous. In closing, let me say that whether the goal of attending a Service Academy is accomplished through the Navy or the Air Force makes little difference to me. Regardless of such ambivalence, I do wish to do the right thing and to follow a course that won't be littered with oddities and pitfalls. If any of you have any advice for a reapplicant such as myself, please feel free to share. Thank you so much in advance! Sincerely, Zach P.S.: I understand that ROTC commanders are allotted the power to grant SA nominations; in brief, how does this process work?