We're not a military family, so know very little about all these things. DS has dreamed of USNA since he was tiny--we're still CPR, so dream is not dead. But now he's received an NROTC scholarship and admission at Yale. Clearly, Yale is an incredible option, and he's so excited that he's certain he'll be at Yale next year. He's not saying this, but I suspect he has given up on an appointment to the Academy. However, I'm afraid that if he receives one, he might still choose Yale. We hate to see him give up on a dream, and wonder if there will be any negative to his Naval career if he commissions out of NROTC vs. USNA?