A pilot is a pilot. An NFO is something else.
Exactly. In fact, I was really surprised by some of the guys/girls that went Marine Corps out of my Academy class. Yeah, you had your moto/hoorah people who wanted Marines from Induction Day on, but you also had a lot of people who decided on the Marines after being exposed to it at USNA, which is the entire point of the summer training program at the Academy.I know a few Marines who were not dead set on being Marines (officer & enlisted) that love being in The Corps and wouldn't want to do anything else.
Personally, I had never thought of the Marines prior to USNA. Although I ended up Navy, I seriously considered the Marines due to the caliber of the Marine instructors/senior enlisted that I met at the Academy. To say that you have to be dead set on being a Marine is just completely wrong.