Just thought I'd share that yes indeed, all the essays and interviews can pay off. Got a call Monday night from my Representative congratulating me on meriting nominations to USNA and USMA. Best phone call ever. That one call validated all the work I've done over the past few months. Keep your head up all. You've got this. Your day (errr, phone call) will come soon. Now on to the hard part, the big kahoona, the grand-daddy of it all: an appointment. Thanks for all the help Service Academy Forum! Couldn't have gotten this far without you.