Hello, I’m a 16 year old planning on applying to both USMA and USNA, so this thread would be applicable to both. I’m planning on joining Sea Cadets NOT for the application but because I have a genuine interest in it. For being 16, I understand it is a very late start. It was only about a year ago I had an interest spark in the military, and I’ve finally got my parents to allow me to do this. I’m hoping to gain experience with a military style extracurricular and some leadership aswell. HOWEVER, I don’t want this to look like an application booster. Would it even be beneficial to my application whatsoever?