Hello everybody, I have received an appointment to both USMA and USNA, and I really can't decide one over the other. I see both as great opportunities, and I'm having a hard time differentiating which one to choose. I was wondering if you guys could provide some insight on the following things. This is where I'm at right now - I like the majors and academic opportunities at West Point more, but I would much rather attend Navy and be a part of the Navy. I've heard West Point is more prestigious and it trains leaders more effectively. How true is that statement? Which one would provide a better opportunity to get into an elite MBA program or Law School... after service. I would like to go to a high level graduate school, but I don't know which one would be better suited for something like that. My thought was that the majors offered at West Point would prepare me better for that, but please correct me if I'm wrong. Also, which actual branch, Army vs. Navy vs. Marine Corps, has the best lifestyle? My concerns basically are deployment lengths, deployment cycles, and what goes on during a deployment. I know the Army usually has a 9 month deployment period, while the Navy is only about 6 months. What is a deployment in the Army or Marine Corps like? Finally, family life... Which branch is best for having a family? How often would I get to see/be with them while on active duty. Also, what is it like to be in the Reserves of any of the branches. What are the locations, and how much of a time commitment is it? Overall, I just need some more guidance and help making this decision. I don't have much time left, and any response is helpful. I'm sorry if I sounded stupid with anything I said.