Let me just first say i have been on this forum for a few months now and it is extremely helpful so thank you all! My question is about the Marine option at USNA. I am going to apply to USNA and USMA as well as ROTC programs for both but my goal is to be a marine officer. I understand that only a small percentage of midshipmen at USNA become marines but how many apply for the marine option? Are there a lot of midshipmen that put marines down as their first choice but dont get it? Also, what are some things you can do to make sure you get marine? Im just wondering because i really want to be a marine officer but would also like to go to an academy. Thanks for the help!