I know the Academy doesn't want letters of recommendation except from teachers/coaches. My son had been told "the thicker the packet, the thinner the candidate" by a retired Naval Officer so his application only included what was requested. His BGO advised something similar. His application noted his extensive community and sports activities, but the only folks that saw the additional letters of recommendation and documents were the congressman and senators he sought a nomination from (which he received). One of his volunteer activities with an NGO has resulted in supplies going to a US task force overseas to aid in humanitarian efforts. I was wondering if a letter of recommendation/acknowledgment about his efforts/leadership on their behalf (the overseas US military recipients) would be any help in the application process.