This is a question that I'm sure only a small group of people will be able to answer. I received a Civil Air Patrol Recommendation from National Headquarters on the 7th. I was one of the 12 cadets selected for this recommendation. I know it was very competitive to receive the recommendation, but I don't know how much it helps. I'm wondering if anyone knows how much this can affect a person's chances for receiving an appointment. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.