Academy Nomination

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  1. jwizzle11

    jwizzle11 Member

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    The essays asks

    1) Why are you seeking a nomination?
    2) Why do you feel you are qualified?
    3) Why do you want to be commissioned?

    I am only allowed 200 words and am not sure how to say what I want with so little words.
     
  2. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    Think Gettysburg Address....there were only 272 words in that address.
     
  3. juliusc16

    juliusc16 Candidate Appointee

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    Be honest and to the point...?
     
  4. Ken2012

    Ken2012 Prospective

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    Pretty sure I wrote the same prompt for a nom essay in MA.

    Be straight to the point. I wrote an essay first then downsized, which was hard.
     
  5. MemberLG

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    answer the question

    I am seeking a nomination because I want to attend X academy. Word count is 12.

    Why? I want to become an Army officer. Word count is 7

    It might seem obvious to you but you have to explain in your essay "why?" As a member of my congressman's nomination panel, I read many essays. Some essays are very good about how wonderful West Point is and how it will prepare you to become a great Army officer, but forgets to explain why you want to become a great Army officer.
     

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