the actual topic: 1. Answer each of the following questions in your personal essay: • Why are you seeking a nomination? • Why do you believe you are qualified? • What are your long term career goals? word limit (1000-2000 words, a lot longer than others). I want mine to be around 1500 (middle of the slot). Would that seem like hte best length? I am trying to emphasis on why I want to serve versus the specific branch. This is my opening paragraph for a nomination: Although I was not born in the United States, this country has offered me much more than I could ever give back. This country is now my true homeland; therefore, it is necessary for me to give back. Despite growing up between mixed cultures and language barriers, I was able to overcome early challenges and excel. However, my ambitions only lead me to seek more challenges.The military offers the opportunity to serve my country, challenges, and the discipline to make me a better person. My ambitions and qualifications lead me to seek an appointment to serve this country by becoming a military officer through a service academy. A harsh critique is welcome I am just a bit clueless on where/ how to start.