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navy2010: Apologies for stealing your thunder but the letter goes directly to the VP office. I'm certain of this.
Frankly, I would think it a waste of time.
Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! A very competitive candidate from a competitive state obtains an LOA. While not competitive enough to make the Senators' lists, he would be a shoo in for a Congressional. The Congressman realizes this and, knowing that the Academy will 'find' a nomination for the LOA candidate, to ensure a second candidate from his district entering the Academy, will leave the LOA off his slate. Guess what? If that candidate has not applied for a VP, he will have no nomination. Now the Academy CGO will have to start 'jumping through hoops' to find this particular candidate a nomination because he, thinking it was a waste of time, did not apply for the VP. It happens every year. Don't be that candidate.