approximately two weeks ago i sent out several letters to my respective respresentitive, congressmen, and the vice president. i used the template from the west point candidate portal for the nomination request to my representive and senators found here: http://admissions.usma.edu/prospectus/step_02bs.cfm i have not received any contact from any office either granting me the nomination or rejecting my request. firstly, was this an appropriate means of requesting nomation? secondly, how long does it typically take for a congressional response? i have found alternative "templates" for nominations with slight deviations and others more thorough...any insight/assistance would be greatly appreciated. thanks!