Hello! I would love to attend USCGA. I understand that realistically, the academy is very hard to get into (the others are as well). I have spoken with a USMA graduate in addition to a USNA graduate who have said to apply to all of the academies because you don't know who is going to accept you. However, the other academies require nominations. In asking for nominations, should I mention my interest in the Coast Guard or focus solely on getting the nomination as a backup? I realize by attempting to get one, I am potentially taking a nomination from someone who would want to go to another academy. Is it worth attempting to get the backup at the potential sacrifice of someone else's dream?