Excellent (and helpful) forum. My son is a Jr in HS and has been accepted to NASS for 2006. Due to my status (active w/24 yrs service as reserve officer with a retirement NOE in hand) he is eligible for a Presidential nomination. We are unclear if he should be thinking about applying for nominations from other sources? USNA admissions info seems to indicate that candidates should apply to all nom sources, but shouldn't we leave those available for others? Thanks for your help.