Son completed application in mid-November...portal has indicated "Candidate/Complete" since then. Last week he received a MOC nomination and now this week a postcard form USAFA stating "he received a nomination and he is now a candidate" Based on reviewing various threads...is my understanding correct? 1) now that he has a nomination his application will meet an upcoming board and receive a WCS. 2) his Appication/WCS will be compared (ranked) to others on his nomination slate...assuming other applications are complete by approx. Feb. 15th. 3) if he is ranked #1...he will be offered an appointment charged to that Congressman, otherwise his Application/WCS goes to a national pool 4) after all appointments are made against the various nomination sources, the balance of the appointments are made from the national pool after that group is ranked. Any insight/clarification would be greatly appreciated as we enter the final turn...thanks.