Hi everyone, I'm new here as of a few months ago, and haven't been very active in posting until today (funny how that works... you don't ask questions 'til you have questions to ask, eh?) I received an LOA from the Air Force Academy last month, and since then have received a nomination from my congressman. My question involves where I go from here, or more importantly, where the Academy goes from here. My understanding is that the Academy is obligated to select a nomination committee's number one candidate, even if that candidate is not their first pick. If my congressman uses this type of nomination (listed in order of preference) is there a chance that if I was not first on that list, I may not be receiving an appointment? Of course I know anything can happen, the Academy can change their mind, etc., but all things remaining the same, can I expect to receive an appointment with an LOA in hand even if my nomination committee did not put me first on their list? Thanks!