I have read these boards for the past 8 months and they have been very helpful, thank you to all who provide input. Please bare with me as I am trying to understand this at a greater level and know we can only speculate but would like input. I also realize it is what it is until the end result and to be patient. I have a questions/thoughts I need help sorting out. Ill try not to confuse anyone in this. My DS is a qualified candidate to both the USNA and the USAFA. He received a NROTC scholarship to his first choice college and was accepted there so plan B is solid. He also received 1 nomination to the USNA from his congressman, his most wanted academy. This congressman does not share his list of nominations but his past from a thread on here with a link to an article shows his track records that he nominates either 0 or 1 candidate to the USNA per year and the other academies more. We can only assume my DS is the only one but in reality I would believe there is 1 or more. My DS also received 2 nominations from our senators to the USAFA. One senator nominated 10 and the other senator 20 kids. I do not know how many slots they each had open but can assume 1 for 10 and 2 for 20. Okay so just keep this in mind as you read through the next paragraph. I know I am jumping from SA to SA but it remains the same. One senator nominated 10 kids to the USNA, not one of my DS nominations because as I stated above his came from the congressman for the USNA but bare with me. Reading through the updates on the senators in our state that has been shared on his website, he has appointed so far 3 kids to the USNA, he original had 10 on his list. I googled these kids to see what district they are in which are not in mine and the congressmen in these districts also released he also appointed these same kids. Heres my questions: How is that possible? Who's slot is this against now-congressman or senators? If a senator has 10 kids chosen how is it possible he is appointing 3 and also that the congressman said they gave these same kids their appointments? That would be 2 slots for 1 kid. The other is, does the USNA or SAs have only so many slots per state to fill or does that not matter? I know if he is not chosen he falls to the NP. But I am confused. Thank you for your clarifications in advanced!