My father has been a member of the New York National Guard for the past decade, and for that reason, I am applying for a Presidential Nomination. I have 2 questions: 1) How do the determine which candidates will receive Presidential Nominations? What criteria do you need to meet? 2) My father is deploying very soon (within the next few weeks). While we have tried since June to get the paperwork together, he is apparently having an issue reaching his unit's adjunct. It seems a tad like a lame excuse, but I didn't realize it would be this difficult. Is there anyway they would take account for extenuating circumstances? I could provide a myriad of papers to account for his service, but quite possibly not a signed statement of service. Thank you so much!