This question really is applicable to all academies. If you live in a state where the MOCs coordinate their nominations to get as many kids on the slates, and they will only nominate to 1 academy, but you are interested in 2 of the academies, what is the best course of action? For example, would you list USNA as your top choice with one Senator and USMA as your top choice with the other Senator, and perhaps your true "top" choice with your Representative in hopes that you could secure a nomination to both academies from the 3 sources? Or would there be another strategy? I've seen postings here, about potential candidates applying to multiple academies, but not being offered an appointment to the academy for which they have secured the nomination, but the other academy offering an appointment, but they have no nomination! If the goal is to serve, regardless of academy, it seems like the "politics" of the nomination process can be a real impediment to the process. While I think it is noble to give as many kids the chance to compete for an appointment, it seems as though they would want to list the top 10 best qualified applicants for the opportunities.