Does anyone know if there is any sort of attempt made by USNA to distribute Appointments in a way that resembles the population? One could argue that the fact that the number of MOCs resembles this... and that should drive a similar distribution. But I also have been told that USNA has some flexibility in their ability to apply their requirements to build the "class" they are looking for. What does that mean? Is it simply trying to get the highest WCS? If there is an imbalance between States - do they adjust at the State level? Is this something that USNA Considers? Does that matter to them at all? I have also heard rumor that USNA doesn't have to take anyone from a MOCs slate - if they don't consider a MOC's slate as competitive against the overall WCS. Is this true? Thanks. Just curious about the process. I am much more familiar with the USMMA process - being from there and involved with them - than I am with the USNA process. Thanks! As an example - at USMMA - 46 CFR 310.53 specifies the distribution of Appointments to KP which somewhat aligns with the overall population distribution / congressional representation. Taking that as an example... If you were to say that there would be 1200 appointments offered from USNA - based on overall state population the top 5 states would have roughly this distribution: California 146, Texas 103, Florida 77, New York 73, Illinois 48. Do they even look at that? Thanks! Looking forward to the discussion!