I am a junior from new hampshire pursuing an appointment to USNA. I was wondering if anyone could help me with a few questions i have. I have started to ask my teachers for recommendations for a nomination from my senators, but i have not started the nomination application. I have not started because i have not received an official candidates packet yet. I was wondering if this is a cause for concern or if i could get one later on in the summer. Also, how do I find out my blue and gold officers name without the candidates packet, or whether i should refrain from contacting him before i become an official candidate. Any help you guys could give me could give me would be greatly appreciated.