He is plebe year at USNA and loves it. He said he feels right at "home" being there, that it "feels right". I also insisted he put together a Plan B, which he halfheartedly did and he kept saying"I 'm not going to need Plan B, so why do I have to put it together?" He is the first in the family to attend any type of service academy. I agree with the previous posters that the academies look for evidence of "drive" in applicants. That drive looks different in every applicant.