I have a question for anyone out there who is ether at an academy, has a child at an academy, is being appointed to an academy, is applying to an academy, etc... I am a junior in HS right now (2023 applicant) and am trying to weigh my options. To start, I know that, no matter what, USAFA is my first choice. Plan A all the way. But, I have been considering my back up options. I thought I had wanted to apply to USNA and USCGA, but I’m not sure that’s where my heart is at. All I know is that I love the Air Force and want to serve as an officer. For those of you who can chime in, was your first choice a service academy, even if it wasn’t the branch you wanted? Or was your first choice a certain branch of the military, through either ROTC or SA? I’m just trying to figure myself out - this is an overwhelming process. How did you guys know what was best for you? I love the idea of going to a service academy, but I’m not sure how I’d feel if I wasn’t going into the AF. Is it ok to feel this way? Like, Plan A USAFA, Plan B AFROTC? Will it effect things like getting a nomination, etc? I’d love to hear from other 2023 applicants as well. Thanks for any advice in advance! I appreciate the help - I’m just trying to get some other opinions and viewpoints.