Chances for 2020

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  1. USNAclassof2020

    USNAclassof2020 Member

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    My DD is Triple Qd, had great letters of recommendation and BGO interview went very well. She is worried about not having the political connections to get a nomination. She did have a personal interview with the Dean of Admission during one of the forums. Does the Dean or the Academy ever contact MOC to request nominations?
     
  2. HopefulDad3210

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    If you don't mind me asking, how do you know she is 3Q? Does she have LOA?
     
  3. USNAclassof2020

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    She was told during interview. No LOA
     
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    Interesting. Thanks. There seem to be many paths to an appointment. Very few experiences appear exactly the same.
     
  5. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    The answer is no. At most USNA will send a copy of an LOA to a MOC, but does not interfere with the MOC nomination-decision process. The nomination process is suppose to be apolitical, which is why the MOC normally establishes a Service Academy coordinator and/or panel. So, I wouldn't worry about any political ties. There are PLENTY of candidates whose views (and/or that of their parents) might be opposite to the MOC, but they still end up with nominations.
     
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    #1 You will never know if she is 3Q's at USNA until offered an appointment. Then you know.
    #2 Appointment process is not politically motivated.
    #3 Personal interview with Dean of Admissions means nothing.

    This is the most difficult time for parents...the wait!!! Have patience it will all play out.
     
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    Years ago when DS started this wild ride he was told numerous times if he didn't have a political connection with his congressman/senator he need not try. He's currently a youngster at USNA. MOC wasn't even in the panel interview. I can't speak for any situation outside our own, but political connections had nothing to do with his getting in. There are several ways to receive a commission in the US Navy--the academy is only one route.
     
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