It's looking like one of DS's senator has structured their interviews by branch. IE: Navy at this time/spot, Army at another, etc. They also seem to be referring to the interview as interviewing for "your XYZ academy nom". IE: Based on either first choice or LOA one, almost seems to DS that he has been pigeonhole'd to just that academy. (just based on conversations with the staffers & the letters) While if a nom is going to be limited to just one, it's good that it's his 1st choice and the one where he has an LOA. But, he's hoping to be also be considered for nomination to the other academy's he's applied to, at least for his 2nd choice. He's told he's competitive there, just no LOA yet. is it common for Senators to only consider for one academy? We are in a very competitive state as far as senate noms go, and are wondering if that's a defacto policy? Or is it the fact that he has an LOA for his stated 1st choice that they just focus on that nom? (Especially since it would be no charge to the senator) Still not a bad position to be in, but of course DS would like the flexibility to be in the running for his second choice as well, which will not occur without a nom.