Hello everyone, my name is Chris and I am 21 years old. I am currently a Marine Affairs major at the University of Rhode Island and have been thinking recently about future plans. As it has been a consistent thought in my head to join the military since I was a sophomore in high school, I feel time has come for me to commit to a branch in particular, since I will be graduating next spring (2018). I want to make it clear that I know very little about the Navy (comparatively), and the military in general, but I have been doing my research and am coming to favor this branch over the others. I understand as an Eagle Scout I am eligible to become an E-3 after basic training, but what about my 4-year degree? Is that eligible for anything? I think I read somewhere that people with a 4-year bachelors degree from a qualifying school can become an E-4 after basic training in the Army...is this true? What is the highest I could become after basic training? I understand many people envy and look down on Eagle Scouts in the military, but I am here to find out the best my own life experiences can do for me. Any comments, criticism, suggestions, etc.. is greatly appreciated. Thanks.