Are USNA admissions boards backed up? Enlisted Candidate Here.

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  1. CTI3NW

    CTI3NW Member

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    My CO's Rec (My last piece) was registered in the system on JAN 23 and I received my SECNAV Nomination last week. However I was told that my admissions board would be late january or early february. Its now March and i havent heard anything from my BGO. Does anybody have any insight?
     
  2. 2014-scada

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    Patience

    You are being evaluated against the rest of the pool and the admissions board can only go through so many twice in a week. Look on the bright side, the fact that they have not given you a rejection letter yet, means that you are still competitive and is poised somewhere in the middle of the pack! :thumb: Patience...Patience...Patience...If you submitted it...it will come!
     
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    I know I need to be patient, Its harder than it sounds haha. and thanks for that BGO's post that helps alot. Hopefully ill hear the good news (or any news) soon. I'm a solid candidate so helpfully it will be alright.
     
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    What days do the admissions board meet? I thought it was only Thursday.
     
  6. em3nuketype

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    Question for anyone who may know from experience. If i'm going to be underway for the better part of the next three months, will USNA send a message to the boat, or do I just have to hope that the mailroom is open on the one day we pull in for the O-Div's Dining-in?
     
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    Admissions

    According to a post from a real BGO (I am just one of the proud parents...), in order to meet their deadlines (late due to snow storms, lots of applicants, lots of GOOD applicants, they are a bit backed up, so they resorted to meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays. So they are trying their best to get it done. My personal experience with my DD...all requirements in by 10/31, nomination (1) 1/8/10, Scholastic Q, 12/09, DODMERB status change 2/25, CVW invite 3/1/10, call from Rep 3/4/10...still waiting for Blue Folder. So it will happen...I know that does not make it easier...but have faith...Semper Fi! :thumb:
     
  8. USNA84

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    I'd be pretty sure that they know where you are, and although I don't know this for certain, I suspect your CO will get a message from USNA letting him/her know that you've been given an appointment. If you get called to the CO's stateroom, this will probably be why...good luck!
     
  9. Just_A_Mom

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    Enlisted candidate will get orders. Also, to clairfy an above post, enlisted candidates are not a part of the "national pool". Each year the Secretary of the Navy is authorized to nominate and appoint 85 enlisted personnel to USNA. All enlisted are in this special group of candidates.

    IIRC - based on other years enlisted are notified March-April. They will give you notice and if you have leave available, you should be able to take it prior to I-day. maybe. I have heard some instances from deployed soldiers where it's cut pretty close but they will get you back here. At West Point all enlisted personnel report a day or two prior to I-Day, I *think* Navy does it this way too.
    You guys are special indeed. Godspeed.
     
  10. USNA84

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    That's sort of true and not true at the same time. Enlisted active duty and reserve sailors and Marines (and soldiers and airmen) are eligible for SECNAV noms (85 reserve and 85 active, according to Title X), but they are also eligible for Congressional and Senatorial noms from their state of official residence, i.e. the place where they are registered to vote, and of course, VP noms. If at least one of their parents meet the req's for military service, they are also eligible for Presidential noms.

    The Noms and Appointments branch of Admissions decides which nom to use for appointment. I'm sure in most cases, the SECNAV nom is used, but it doesn't have to be. So, I guess what I'm really trying to say is future candidates should heed the advice of the academies and "apply for all nominations for which you are eligible".
     
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    If they only give out 85 SECNAV Noms and i already have one of them does that mean I will probably get in? At least to NAPS?
     
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    You don't need a nomination to NAPS.

    The academy is allowed to select 85 Nominated by the SECNAV.
    If you receive a SECNAV nomination that means the academy has the legal authority to offer you an appointment, if they so choose.

    USNA84 - you are correct. However, I don't think that USNA uses all 85 slots each year. I know West Point and AF typically don't. Admissions also understands that enlisted personnel are often away from their home and applying for a MOC nomination is not so easy.

    If USNA admissions has an officer who is dedicated to enlisted admissions (West Point does) then I suggest you touch base with them. They can answer your questions more fully.
     
  13. CTI3NW

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    They do, He is a navy chief. He's also my BGO. However, In late January when i turned my last req in, he told I would go soon, and not to call him because he would call me. Now its march though, so Im freaking out because he said i would go late Jan. Ive also met some people who turned reqs in after me who have already had their admissions boards.
     
  14. USNA84

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    Waiting stinks, and there is often no apparent rhyme or reason as to when appointments are offered. Keep the faith. If you're one of the top 1500 candidates they have, you'll get an offer. If not, keep working hard and reapply next cycle.
     
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    Clarification

    Ok - so the best answer is "around" 2000 (give or take) candidates are found 3Q'ed with a nom. Of those, approximately 1500 are offered appointments. That's what I meant in case anyone was wondering about the top 1500 comment.
     
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    So true. I applied to all available nomination sources. All of my MOC's (or at least their offices) looked at my package, and said "Your package is strong, but you're eligible for the VP and SECNAV nominations, and I couldn't in good conscience let you compete and take a potential nomination away from a high school civilian who isn't eligible for the SECNAV Nomination." Or at least words to that effect. That was kind of a kick in the nuts, but then again Georgia's 6th district isn't exactly the least competitive district around...
     
  17. USNA84

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    It might feel that way, but rest assured that the same Congressman's office would tell a kid with a nom from a Georgia Senator, or if the kid got a Presidential nom, "Hey kid, you already have a nom, I'm not going to duplicate effort and put your name down as one of our ten noms." Unless, of course there aren't a shedload of kids applying. It's pretty rare to see a kid from a competitive state (like Georgia) get more than one MOC/Senator nom for the same academy. They like to spread the wealth.

    I think JAMO4's reference to it being "difficult" was more aimed at those who may be deployed where internet access is not so easy, and not - using your personal example - that it is difficult if you have another avenue like a SECNAV nom.

    The Congressional offices talk with the Senatorial offices, and the Academy Noms and Appointment folks talk to everybody. They're trying to build the best class they can every year.
     
  18. CTI3NW

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    Hey USNA84, Are you a BGO?
     

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