I am applying to the USNA and am in Western NY. I have my Congresswoman interview this weekend and my Senator Gillibrand interview next week. Haven't heard from Senator Schumer. Has anyone? I'm just a little confused on how a nomination works. I have heard of a principle nomination, and have no clue what it means. And a slate of 10 nominations, whats that? If I get on the slate of 10 nominations, do I have a nomination? Also, people have said that if you get a principle nomination, you automatically are guaranteed an appointment. Is that true? Please clarify. Thanks.