I got into the NAVY hpsp, but haven't gotten the commissioning papers yet. I have serious doubts about doing the hpsp now that I stepped way back and looked at everything. Firstly, I am getting a lot of vague answers about almost everything--i.e. you get a choice, but ultimately it's the Navy's desicion to put you where they need you, which can very likely be with a marine unit, and thus you'll be deployed with them...Also, stop loss has never occured to a dentist, but it is not impossible. With the way this country is headed militarily, I have a lot of qualms. Secondly, if the pay is around 65K a year, and if in civilian life I'd make about 120K fresh out, then by price difference alone, I have 60K to put towards loan repayments. I'm looking at loan principal of about 270K when the 4yrs are up (my tuition is about 64K). Interest will be a monster--170K at 7% for 15yrs!! I will be able to settle down and have a family and not worry about the uncertainties of war, deployments, etc. Oh, and workdays won't be so long. Thoughts?