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Well, the letter from the Air Force said you have been accepted you are going to Arizona State Univ. And, since they were paying the bills ........
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Nothing wrong with that. Did you notice any major pros and cons to their choice ?
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The only thing I did not understand (but, it worked to my benefit) was why they chose to send me for a civil engineering degree to be a cartographic officer.

Still doesn't make sense to me and I left the cartographic field 43 years ago.

ASU was and is a good engineering school.
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St. Petersburg College (1) had numerous campuses (three within seven miles of my house, two more at 15 and 25 miles respectively), (2) had a AS/BAS degree program which interested me (Technology Management & Development that also had four different tracks/sub plans of which I chose Project Management, (3) they were military friendly and even had a student veterans organization, (4) Between the MGI Bill and Pell Grants I was able to attend full time without need of supplemental income, (5) my father had cancer so I moved to St. Petersburg (where they lived) to help my mother out and they me (room & board) while I attended college.
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I was reckless as a teen. No trouble with the law, just trying hard to win the Darwin Award by "adventure". My father sat down with me at the end of my Sophomore year in High School and told me that unlike my older brother and sister, he had serious doubts that I would live to be 25. Because of those concerns, he would not pay for my college until I had "proven" that I was not a "dead man walking." So I talked to a Navy recruiter.

I always had good grades and a fairly impressive resume in sports, extracurriculars, and community organizations. Next thing I know a Navy "Blue and Gold" officer is helping me fill out applications for NROTC and USNA then similar assistance arrived for USMA, and USAFA. I was accepted at USNA and several other Universities. I knew I was going to need a disciplined environment. USNA just seemed like the best fit to me.
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