This is confusing, but if you can help me out I’d greatly appreciate it. BACKGROUND: Senator 1 does principle and alternate ranking. Senator 2 and Congressman does competitive slate of 10. I was asked to list the service academies in order of preference while I was applying for the nominations. I wrote down: 1) USMA 2) USAFA 3) USNA 4) USMMA To me, I don’t really have a strong preference for a service academy. I just want to serve, and that’s why I’m applying to all 5. My senators and congressman usually tends to give out a nomination to only one service academy per person (no double nominations, and I know this from looking at published SA nomination announcements from the past several years). As a result, I know that I’ll be placed in the USMA slate. I received an LOA contingent on a nomination to USNA last Friday. I’ve already had my interview with Senator 1 prior to the LOA, and results are being mailed out this week. I can’t switch from the USMA slate to USNA slate (although I know this would have been the most favorable outcome, since I could have simply been placed as an alternate and thus secured a nomination and appointment to USNA). That isn’t the reality, so I am uncertain about a nomination to USMA for Senator 1, in which if I don’t get the principle nomination, I basically have no chance at getting the appointment. I emailed my other two MoCs about my LOA to USNA. I called my congressman’s office and asked if I could potentially be placed on both the USMA and USNA slates, because I wanted USMA more but USNA was a guarantee. Was told it would be noted for the upcoming interviews, but there is no certainty I’ll get a nomination to USNA. I’ll be placed on the USMA slate for Senator 2. My question is this: Should I call Senator 2 and ask to be switched from the USMA slate to the USNA slate, and therefore (99%) guarantee I’ll have a nomination to USNA? I know I won’t get a nomination to USNA from Senator 1, and I don’t know for certain if I’ll get a nomination to USNA from my Congressman. I also believe that the competition for USMA for my district is either nonexistent or very small, because I didn’t meet anyone in my district whose number 1 was USMA at Senator 1’s interview day, and so I think I’d have a better chance at getting an appointment through a nomination from my Congressman rather than my Senator. I may have left out important piece of information I assume you all would know, so if there is a need for clarification I can do clear things up. Thank you.