bronxbomber, Go to this page and click on "Spring 2009 NROTC Ship List." It will show you the numbered ranking of every NROTC Mid from last semester and what ship they went to. For the record, even the lowest ranked dude in the country had the option to go to a Minesweep in San Diego...and he chose something else. I could easily bang out a page on what type of ship to pick, feel free to PM me or post more specific questions if you've got them. As far as SWOs being cutthroat, I haven't seen that- it's probably more of an issue amongst department heads, as they're more career-oriented guys gunning for command. I can't see most JOs throwing a fellow ENS/JG under the bus to "get ahead" but I'm sure there are some tools out there who would.