Appointment Rescinded

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  1. rwanda4

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    So my Congressman has two USNA spots to nominate this year and he said that he will nominate both. I received a nomination from him, but last week my friend received an appointment from the congressman's nomination. However, my friend no longer wants to go to the Naval Academy so will another appointment be offered to fill his spot? Sorry I'm just confused on the proper procedure as my congressman has two available spots for the Naval Academy this year.
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    I'm not entirely following this.

    How do you know that your friend received an appointment from the MOC's nom unless he/she was the principal nominee or had an LOA (and even then, he/she might not be slotted to that MOC)?

    Assuming this appointment was slotted to the MOC, and the appointee turns down the nom, then yes someone else off the slate will be offered the appointment. If it was a ranked slate, USNA has to take the next qualified person in line. If a competitive slate, USNA can choose.

    Not sure what the second slot has to do with it. If you are on the same slot as your friend, you will be in that mix. If you are on the second slate, you will compete with the other 9 on that slate and then, if not slotted to that MOC, with the national pool.

    Finally, turning down an appointment is not the same as having one "rescinded." Only USNA can rescind an appointment and that is typically done only in exceptional cases, such as a late medical DQ or conduct offense. So, in this case, it sounds as if the candidate will simply turn down his/her appointment offer.
     
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    I apologize, rejected would have been a more appropriate word. Our congressman nominated my friend and I in December. Our congressman has two available slots and said that he was putting us on both slates since there were not enough qualified candidates. My friend had an LOA and received his appointment last week. Since he is rejecting this offer of admission, someone else on the slate will receive the appointment correct? Sorry about mentioning the second slate, I just wanted to make sure that a congressman having two slots at the academy would not change anything. Thank you for your quick reply
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    As noted, it's difficult to answer the question completely w/o all of the relevant facts.

    If your MOC uses competitive slates, you have shots at appointments off both of those slates. However, for the slate with your friend, IF your friend was slotted to the MOC, USNA won't know that he's turning down his appointment until he tells them. He has until May 1 to do so, but obviously could do it earlier. In the meantime, the other 9 go to the national pool.

    If the MOC uses a ranked slate, USNA must (once they learn of the declination) offer the spot to the next qualified person on the slate.

    So, you still have three shots. One is to get the appointment from the slate where your friend will turn down his appointment. Two is to get the appointment from the other slate. Three is to get an appointment from the national pool.

    Whether your situation has appreciably changed since your friend decided to turn down his/her appointment depends on whether the MOC uses ranked slates and, if so, where you stand on each slate OR (for a compeitive slate) how USNA views your vis-a-vis the other qualified candidates on that slate. So, may be a huge help or no help at all.

    And, yes, someone on the MOC's slate will receive an appointment, assuming there is someone fully qualified on each slate.
     

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