If a candidate desires a nomination to two service academies, is it better to list each academy as the first preference on different MOC applications? Or, should you be consistent with your preferences on all applications? Or, is it virtually impossible to get a nomination to more than one academy? I think this is the hardest part of the process and my fear is that I will get an appointment to one academy and nomination to a different academy. Field officers for both academies have told me that I am very competitive, for whatever that is worth. Any ideas of what has worked in the past or does it come down to luck?