Tried to answer this question by reading Q & A information and past posts etc., but still unclear about something regrarding MOC nominations & number of candidates from a certain state. For this question just assume talking about state nom. from senator or congressman. There are different ways they can give their list of candidate noms. to the Academy-admissions dept. i.e. ranked, not ranked, principal etc.. but the MOC are limited to the number of sponsored candiates at the academy, but I heard there can be additional appointments by the various academies based upon how many they need. So, the question: "is there a limitation for the number of people from a certain state that can be at the academies, and how do the nominations normally come to the academy?" Also not limited to USAF & USNA, but these two are DS interest. Thanks for the input & help.