Hey, I have had a long history of taking medical classes, and with the influence of my parents, I have decided that I want to do something both medical and army/navy/air force. Please do not think that I am here just asking for help blindly, but I have done lots of research on this and it is a little confusing - if anyone has any information please help me. I know that there is an army medic and a navy hospital corpsman. I did the side by side comparison between the 2 and I decided that corpsman was better. I looked up how I become a Navy corpsman and I saw that there was a boot camp for like 9 weeks and then some classes on human anatomy and stuff. And thats it. You're a corpsman. This is great and all, but this really only qualifies as an "assistant" to the more certified medical personnel. I would prefer to have a college degree at least and then do something army/navy/airforce medical related. I know that I want to have an amazing experience, and that corpsman are able to be deployed with seals (correct if wrong). I just want to have that same experience, but maybe at a little higher level with more college training if you understand what im saying. My parents would look down upon me if I didnt even go to college and took up this job, although admirable, with the short education and low status type thing. This is where my ROTC questions come into place. I am also trying out for ROTC, so can this help with my desires? I also am applying to USNA and USAFA as well as USMA. Can I do anything in the service academies which would allow me to follow through with my desires?