A little something that occurred to me while watching a documentary on the Air Force Academy the other night:
Military academies are four-year programs, period.
They're not like civilian colleges where you can just rack up the credit hours and somehow do it in three years. Hell, cadets don't have any reasonable amount of time to do the normal workload (it's a part of teaching them time management and how to perform under intense pressure), let alone rack up any appreciable number of extra credits.
In other words, there is no such thing as finishing the program early!
The only way you leave before those four years is you either quit or are expelled.
People's Exhibit #47 of how JJ & Co. don't have a clue about what they're doing.