So my goal is to gain acceptance to any service academy except USMMA. I also plan on applying to all of the ROTC 4-year scholarships available. However, it is prudent that anyone has a contigency plan so mine is to enlist (if all else fails). But the thing is my parents don't quite agree with me. They see enlisting as a dissapointment and their idealogy clashes with mine. So here it is, has anyone been in a situation where they couldn't afford to go to college (ROTC/SA rejection) and decided to enlist? Thoughts, opinions, facts; are all gladly welcomed.