My wife is reading the local daily newspaper today when she screams out. I ask what's going on and she excitedly shows me the big headline on the page reserved for student/academic news: "Congressman X nominates The Commissioner's son." Normally this is good news except that my son never applied for a nomination from this MOC. He was asleep at the switch and missed the MOC's application deadline so no paperwork was ever sent. This MOC requires an essay and an interview among other things. The only thing I can figure out is that USMA contacted the MOC and said, "Hey, we have a kid from your district at the Prep School. Make sure he gets a nomination." What's really strange is that we found out about this unsolicited nomination from the newspaper. My son never received a letter or call from the MOC's office! Just when you think you get this process figured out, something unforeseen happens.