My son is in the process of applying to the USNA, and has no idea that his dad was in the Air Force as an enlisted member who received a bad conduct discharge (early 1980's). We have never shared this as we never thought it would impact him. He has the grades, scores, and involvement to be a viable candidate. Will the USNA search into his dad's background and find this out? On a positive note, he had 2 uncles who both served in the Navy and had no problems.