Let me add a few things directly from an admissions document that I was just given about 2 minutes ago from my Mid who has just come from speaking at two schools and at our Congressman’s office:
The types of things that KP graduates make careers of are ~
Sea duty as a 3rd mate, 3rd Assistant Engineer / Ocean or inland waterways
All will graduate with special licenses not required by any other Academy.
Other opportunities include Naval Architecture, Port Management, Ship Building & Repair, Admiralty Law, Marine Insurance, Tug & Barge Operation, Oceanography, Intermodal Transportation and also NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), another unformed service. Heck, I even know a KP Doctor right here on this forum.
I don’t think the public is always aware or understands how this little Academy contributes to our national defense. Its worth a look to any young person who has a love for the sea & our country.