Hello all, This is my first time to this forum, so I apologize if there is a better section for this question. I received an appointment to the USNA in January, and earlier today I was notified by my congressman of an offer of appointment to the USAFA as well. Understandably, this is a tough decision. My Dad went to the USAFA and I've wanted to go there for as long as I can remember. I love the campus, I love the area around it and I've always wanted to fly. However, I went to NASS in June and they kind of sold me on the Navy. Before going, I didn't realize that there were so many pilots that come out of the USNA, and I hadn't really considered that the Marines fly planes as well (or that they were even a part of the Navy). To get to the point, what are the differences in career options between the two schools? I think I want to fly, but I've heard about people who realize that they either don't like flying or physically can't do it once they actually take a ride in a fighter jet. My fear with going to the USAFA is that I won't be able to fly and end up with a desk job (correct me if this is an inaccurate assumption). I'm a smart guy, but I'm also physically fit and very mentally tough, so if I can't fly I want to to something physically demanding. That's the reason I've been drawn further to the USNA. My plan would be to fall back on Marine Corps infantry if I can't fly for either the Navy or Marines (I have no desire to be a SWO or a submariner). I understand that you can go the ALO or pararescue route out of the USAFA, but I can't find any numbers on the amount of people that actually end up doing it. Any input is appreciated. Thank you.