OK I'm a Jr. in High School and my primary goal is to become a officer in the Marine Corps. I've wanted to do this since 8th grade. My father was a swing with the wing Marine for 4 years and got out as a Cpl (E-4), his Uncle was a MSgt (E-8) and his son just got out as a Cpl and finally his daughter just married a fresh out of OCS this summer 2nd Lt. Ive had this plan since 9th grade and now I'm wondering is it the right plan. Plan A apply and get accepted to the USNA. Plan B apply for a NROTC scholarship. Plan C go to a local college and join a NROTC program Plan D enlist in the Marine Corps and then try and become a maverick. Hasn't been a plan per say but is a sub plan to plan A. Get a sports invite to NAPS. OK what is the best way to ensure my path to the Marine Corps as an Officer? Am I missing any other good paths? OK my stats. Jr. in high school with a 3.2 or 3.3 GPA, SAT scores so far Reading 480, Math 540, Writing 450 (retaking and parents will pay for SAT classes.) In the 50% of a class 500+ 3 years JAFROTC Rank Capt. Group Staff Capt of the Rifle Team, I shoot 3P precision and my personal best so far is 569 and I'm improving monthly. Made Eagle Scout at 16 and still active with Palms. Work part time at Chick-fil-A average 14 hours a week. I can get my PFT scores to 280-290 OK Since the USNA is a long shot for a appointment and somewhat long shot for NAPS with shooting, how are my chances for a NROTC scholarships. Can I Enlist in the Delayed Entry Program to hold a good MOS and then drop it if I get a NROTC Scholarship? I live in Georgia. Thanks for all the advice in advance.