Yeah I there is occasionally a midshipman here that will do that. Actually have you ever considered the US Merchant Marine Academy? I'd suggest applying to it while you apply to the USNA because most people are guaranteed to get in. You graduate as a naval officer just like the USNA but you can also go into any other military branch if you wanted. Or you could do what most people do and just sail in the merchant fleet for a few years and just drill in the reserves. The cool thing about the Merchant Marine, MSC ships is that you stay in either deck or engine department. I gotta admit it's not as "badass" as the USNA but you have an insane amount of options when you graduate plus a year at sea in the merchant fleet while you're here (not that you haven't sailed or anything). Anyway just something to consider if for some reason you don't go to the USNA. Not trying to push it or anything... Oh yeah I forgot to say it's in Long Island and you're about 30 min away from Manhattan.