our 2 senators and 1 congressman provided 3 separate lists of suggested character qualities for recommenders to comment. DS collapsed these 3 separate lists into one, added this list to a brief paragraph of request which included a 'hall of honor' description of USMA, and a subtle 'please hustle' reference to deadlines, and printed this for his recommenders who were to complete the MOC required letters of recommendation. Our 3 MOC all had different methods of forwarding these letters - one required online upload, another snail mail, another email. Had we known all this ahead of time, he would have added a heads up to the responders to save the letters for copy paste tasks. In addition the 3 MOCs did not open up their instructions for applying until half way through the summer, so there was no heads up on what to do before school dismissed for the summer. DS would have - completed the CFA - requested letters of recommendation - and requested SOPs before summer. As it turned out, all SOPs were green Xd by September, but one SOP was red Xd and required another teacher in late January, DS waited until after football for the CFAS, which shunted his DODMERD exam into early December, which shunted his brace waiver to late January.