I don't know if this was answered in a different thread so I thought I'd just ask here: I have an LOA, but I still need a nom and a medical waiver. A few questions: does having an LOA help in any way with getting a nomination? (Does the congressman or the nominations board see that you have an LOA?) My medical condition (myopia >8.00) should be waiverable as it is a common condition and my eyesight is only .37 above 8.00. Will an LOA help with expediting the waiver process? Thanks for your help in advance!