All this smacks of an ensign inferiority complex. If the Navy ever needs you to carry a rifle, they'll get you the range time. If you make it through flight school you'll get to go qualify with one of the awful M9's. There's no sense in chasing medals. You'll come out of your first sea tour with a handful of them to feel good about yourself. At which point you're going to feel a little dumb for having paid for a pair of them.