I am currently a very dedicated Sophomore in High School with a dream to attend USMA, but overall I want to serve my country as an Officer in the Army while working in Intelligence and National Security. I was wondering what the best way would be to try and establish those strong connections I always hear about from some cadets on this forum. I hear about people continually emailing and calling their RC or FFR until they know them by name basis, and get offered a LOA or a high chance at acceptance because of these connections. I don't want to just talk to these officers and old grads only to get myself into West Point with a greater chance, but I also think that talking to them will give me a direct line to answer any questions I may have about the admissions process that I cannot find on here, or even just to discuss life in the military and at West Point (as they hold these prestigious positions for a reason). I would appreciate any and all feedback.