Michael. One of my appraissers a LCDR AMDO was a recorder in the past board. He explained that the AMDO board use to be held twice a year, one in Feb and one in Jul. This was changed to one board a year where they pick the candidates for both FY18 and FY19. If you look at the board schedule, it does say FY18/ FY19 quota.I met my recruiter today to fill out security clearance paper work, and he told me 4 were selected. Our of the four, three are enlisted. Alternates are just in case one of use four decide not to go, or possibly fail OCS. I was told security clearance takes typically 2-4 weeks, now I do not know if the other three need to do this because they are already in the Navy. My recruiter also told me that we would probably attend OCS together because there is only four of us, and that it would prevent one/more of us from having to waiting until we would have to report to school in Pensacola.