As a college re-applicant to USNA, I have been in the process of applying for a slot in the Marine Corps PLC program this summer/fall as a plan B, and no my school does not have ROTC for the Marine Corps. Currently, I face a dilemma coming from my Congressman's nomination board. After speaking with a gentleman from the board during an interview, he commented on some of the obstacles I have overcome throughout this process, specifically the PLC process, and his respect for my commitment. He further added however, that he would like a recommendation from the SSgt. who observed this endurance and perseverance if possible. Now, I agreed that I would ask for one as it will only help my case if someone else can attest to my experiences and confirm them. But my question is: Is it appropriate to ask the SSgt., who's sole responsibility is to assist me through the PLC process, for a recommendation for another source of commission AKA USNA? The interviewer further went on to say that if the SSgt. agrees, to have him send one to USNA as well because he feels this is something USNA would like to hear about. I'm asking this so I do not make any rash decisions and hinder my chances for the PLC program because USNA is the furthest thing from a guarantee.