Hello, My son received a LOA in early October, and was interviewed by all of his Congressmen. Incredible to me, but he did not recieve one of the 10 nominations given by each(they use Competitive method). He is devastated, but not giving up! Any advice from those in similar situation? Where does he go from here? One office claimed,"the competition was incredibly stiff this year..."They recommended going to a civilian school for a year?? He has a 4.2 weighted, 3.98 unweighted GPA and 32 Math, 32 English ACTs. I do not see what another year in college will do. BTW, he did not apply for VP nomination(my bad)- I felt certain he would get at least the MOC nomination-esp with the LOA. I have heard some Congressman do not give nominations to kids with LOA's since they want to spread the wealth to others, feeling comfortable that the LOA applicants will get one from somewhere?? That sounds ridiculus to me. I am a USNA alumnus, but bilged voluntarily when they dropped the premed major in early 70s(1% good go direct to med school-didn't think that was me...worst decision of my life. Any advice would be appreciated.