Here I am, once again expressing my anxiety on this forum. Please forgive me, but I am just at a loss. My youngest son is pursuing a nomination for USNA class of 2023. He is diligently working and I am so proud of him. He is 16 years old. My older son, who is enlisted in the Army, has decided to apply to USMA as an enlisted candidate for the class of 2023. He is 21. If they both succeed, I will have two sons starting at different service academies in the same year. Here is the dilemma: my oldest son is encouraged to apply for MOC nominations as well as his commander’s nomination. However he has said he will not try to get an MOC nom because he doesn’t want to compete with his brother. What are the chances that both boys with the same last name and same home address will not receive nominations in the same rural state?! I am so freaked out about this. I feel both sons should do everything they can to reach their goals. But I do wonder how it would be for them if one gets it and the other does not. Any wisdom out there or anecdotes of brothers securing nominations?