I was browsing through some old info and saw this link. http://www.westpoint.edu/bov/siteassets/meeting minutes/Signed Meeting Minutes 20120614.pdf Apparently nominated and qualified on the class profile means simply that. Qualified means they met the benchmarks and nominated means they have a nomination. The candidates that are fully qualified (i.e. nominated+tripleQ) have much higher chances according to these statistics (albeit they are older). That being said just getting nominated+triple Q seems to put a candidate to a high chance of an appointment (75-85%). If these stat are how they appear how come so many districts have 10 nominated, but only 1 accepted from the whole district?