My son has been wanting to go to the Naval Academy since his freshmen year. It has been his first and only choice. He's now beginning the full-blown application process and wants to finish it up this summer prior to starting his senior year. As a naggy Mom , I have encouraged him to also apply to USMA and USAFA. So as he started pulling down the applications from our MOC's websites, we got a surprise. Our senators say that you have to specify which academy that you are interested in and that you are only 'eligible' to apply for one with them. So theoretically, you could apply for USNA with one senator, USMA with the other, and USAFA with the congressman to spread out your chances. So it's really driving the decision to choose which academy now, so given that....I think that my son will only apply to USNA and try for nominations with all three MOC's. I think it's a shame because all of the academies are excellent. To my way of thinking though, this is silly. Do all states do it this way or is just us?