So far, I have received a reserve nomination, as well as completed all the Candidate Kit requirements, and am currently waiting to hear from DoDMERB about my medical exam results. Recently, a friend of mine, Gen. X, has expressed his interest in putting in a recommendation on my behalf to the academy. Since he is not directly in my chain of command, and i have already received a nomination, Should I have him fill out an SOE? If not, how should he go about sending in his recommendation? Also, General Y, , who is in my chain of command, wishes to recommend me as well. Should I have him fill out an SOE? If not, how should he go about his recommendation?