I submitted my application in time for the first board and was not accepted but now that the results from the second deadline are pending I am wondering what I could do for a possible facing of a third board. I saw the father of an old ex-girlfriend who has served in the US Army since the Kosovo conflict and I believe he is a Staff Sergeant. Anyways, he offered to write a letter of recommendation if I may need one. I told him I was thankful that he would do that for me but I was unsure if it would not have an effect. So my question is, if I sent in some letters of recommendation from a few friends I have in the military, would that make any difference at all in my application? I could send in letters from friends who are Sergeants in the Army to a Colonel in the special forces. So what is your opinion on this? May it be a viable factor for an already submitted application?