Hello all! I am applying for the USNA class of 2023, and I am working on my congressional nomination forms right now. My parents are adamant that I have to establish a personal connection with my congressmen and representative, and one of their friends who is an USAFA grad has agreed. However, I know that on the USNA website it says we do not need to know them beforehand. Should I try to establish a personal connection through an email or letter or something or should I just submit the application packet and wait for an interview or something? Thank you!