I know on record, admissions says that prior ties don't impact the way they review you, but do you know if they put any weight whatsoever on family ties to military or the SAs? Not to say it would be the "be-all end-all" My Grandfater was a USNA Grad, I have 2 Great-Uncles who graduated from USAFA in the 70s, My dad was a USNA applicant (didn't make it but served in the Army as an enlisted), and my cousin just graduated from USMA this last summer (class of 2013). Nothing worthy of a military nom though. It may have an impact, it really may not, I have no idea. Any knowledge would be greatly appreciated!