Howdy, I'm a little confused as to how West Point selects candidates with Service-Connected nominations. I qualify for SDVET nom and Presidential Nom due to both of my parents service. I hear that only 40 or so candidates qualify for SDVET and there are 15 available appointments. Does this mean I'll only be compete ting against the 40 that have SDVET nom? I hear "the more nominations, the better", but I'm confused as how candidates are appointed and how West Point or any service academy uses the nominations. Thank you so much for your time, I couldn't find much info about SDVET noms!