The old adage "you are known by the company you keep" can certainly be applied here. As hard as the sting of the TWE is to take we take comfort in the fact that we are part of a fabulously talented group. When our DD began this journey a soccer Dad called her, first to offer to write her a letter of recommendation, and secondly to share that he had been turned down by Navy years ago. He had just retired after a very successful career. He retired as an Admiral. Another discussion we've had in our house was the opportunity to stand shoulder to shoulder with some of the countries future leaders. That has happened as our sons and daughters stood together at NASS and CVW. Several times in the past year I search for a thread outlining a candidate's journey. I thought I'd share my DD's and hope some of you will do the same for the candidates of the Class of 2015 FEB. 1, 2009 Applied to NASS JUNE 2009 NASS JULY 2009 Application started AUG.2009 Medically Qualified Letter SEPT. 2009 BGO interview. Application complete OCT. 2009 Scholastically Qualified Letter. Phone interview from current Mid. NOV 2009 Presidential Nomination Senator Nomination Alternate DEC 2009 Congressional Nomination JAN 2010 Another Scholastically Qualified Ltr. and invite to CVW. Second call from current Mid. FEB 2010 CVW APRIL 2010 TWE Plan B...still waiting to hear from NROTC. U of MD Honors Program! Undecided about reapplying for Class of 2015.