Hello, some quick information about me first. -i am currently in Australia studying abroad for the first semester of my senior year. -i am an Eagle Scout of the Boy Scouts of America. -i am a student officer of my school. -i am very ambitous and love to experience new and challenging things. -i love being at sea! -i have relatively good grades, with a few AP classes under my belt. alright, now to the question. i want to be a Deck Officer and eventually Captain of either a barge or cruise ship, the latter because i enjoy serving people and showing them the world and all the beauty it contains. is USMMA a great school for this career path? or should i just be a hawespipe and work my way up to Deck Officer? if USMMA is the best and most benefitial path, how difficult is it to get into the academy?