Alright, I've been attempting to gain acceptance into the USMMA for IDK about a year probably and I feel I'm getting closer to being accepted but I'm not so sure and I still have some questions. (1) In the USMMA booklet they say "You must apply for an appointment as a U.S. Naval Reserve." What is an "appointment" in these terms. Also if I do apply for an appointment and I don't get accepted into the USMMA will I still be enlisted into the U.S. Naval reserve? (2) I spoke with a state senator and said they they would gladly write me a letter of recommendation. Does this mean I have gained my nomination to the academy? (3) If I gain more than one nomination from state senators and also a nomination from a congressman do I have a better chance at being accepted? (4) Somewhere it says something about an interview in front of congress. What is that interview for? Also where does it take place? (5) I got 1130 on my SAT scores. Is this good enough or should I keep trying to get higher scores? I really am hoping I get accepted into this academy and I can't wait until then but these are the questions I have now and Thanks ahead of time to anyone who can answer them.