For those out there who say that, if you have an LOA, don't worry about getting a nom because, if you don't get one on your own, USNA will "find" one for you . . . I'm here to tell you that is not always true. One of my candidates received an LOA and was medically and physicaly qualified, but did not obtain a nom. That candidate received a TWE - IOW, was turned down. The bottom line is that, when USNA says that the LOA is conditional on YOU obtaining a nomination, they mean it. So, for those of you applying next year and who receive LOAs: (1) apply for every nom for which you're eligible, and (2) put your heart and soul into obtaining one. Your appointment could well depend on it. (Obviously, this applies equally to those w/o LOA) One last thing . . . for those obsessed about getting/not getting an LOA . . . now you know that it's not always the golden ticket. As we BGOs keep telling you, focus on the appointment because, in the end, it's all that counts.