I attend the new public Marine Math and Science Military Academy in Chicago and am curious if my commandant/SMI, LtCol. Michael Stewart, USMC ret., were to write me a letter of reccommendation to the USNA, would it help me any? I've known him since my freshman orientation in September 2007. Or, could my MI, SgtMaj. Thomas Smith, USMC ret., write me one as well? I've also known him since September 2007. I'm currently a junior and graduate in June 2011.