DS received a verbal confirmation of his pending appointment at CGA from both his coach and AO. That was a couple of weeks ago and there has been no receipt of a BFE. CGA is absolutely DS's first choice. DS contacted USMMA soccer coach within a day of his news to alert him of his decision to attend CGA. The coach reminded him that he could attend MMA and still be an officer in the CG afterward. He also told DS that he would likely receive his appointment from MMA in November. Yesterday, DS received a letter confirming his MOC interview on Nov. 22nd. He has also applied to USMA. The interview date conflicts with the first game of an out of state soccer tournament. DS and I talked about his options... - Miss game 1 of the CASL Tournament (Not a huge issue) - Contact the MOC's office and request an earlier interview (If they had a morning vs afternoon time slot he could do both) - Notify the MOC that he is accepting an appointment to USCGA and he no longer requires the nomination (This essentially ends any chance of attending another SA) DS wishes to notify the MOC that he no longer is pursuing the nomination. I am skittish about him giving up on those contingency plans without any "official" paperwork from USCGA. What is customary in these situations? Do most candidates see all the applications thru to the end regardless? What would you recommend?