DS received an email from AO yesterday telling him to expect a phone call from the soccer coach. Coach Parsons called tonight at about 9PM confirming the news... A Direct Appointment is coming for DS. It's exhilarating, emotional, humbling, gratifying and overwhelming all at the same time. He is blessed to receive an early Appointment to his 1st choice. He is absolutely going to Coast Guard Academy and looks forward to serving in the US Coast Guard. I can't thank Objee and the other posters enough for all the information, answers and support found here. And especially his AO who answered DS's every question, returned every phone call, responded to each email, etc... Thank you LCDR Frazier. DS will celebrate with a cigar with the guys tomorrow night and then a tour aboard a CG Cutter on Saturday in Portsmouth, VA. Life is good. Best wishes to all of the other candidates seeking Appointments. Go Bears!