Changing of the seasons, topic-wise

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  1. MIHOSER

    MIHOSER Member

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    I see that the topics are changing to more admission-type issues from the new plebe dominated issues of the past few months.

    To all the newbies, welcome. There is a wealth of information on this forum that will be of great assistance to you. There is also a bit of philosophizing, which will at least give you some sense of the regard in which the USNA is held by its graduates. They all want it to be the best it can be.

    I was a newbie 12 months ago, totally bewildered by the process my son was facing. Persevere - it will become clearer to you as the months go on. If I learned one thing, it is that there is nothing you can do to force it. Once your child is a "candidate" and his paperwork is moving through the system, you have to sit back and sweat it out as it grinds along. If I were to offer one piece of advice, it would be to get on the MOC (Member of Congress) application process ASAP. Our US rep was not particularly helpful, but that is where my son's nomination came from. Whoda thunk?

    Believe me, I am still a newbie, asking dumb questions. Those that went before us are a great reference, but remember many things change from year-to-year, so what happened X number of years ago is not necessarily how it will happen this year or next.
     
  2. mademu

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    Always remember your chain of command when asking about academy life-

    -current mids
    -alumni
    -BGOs
    -parents
    -candidates

    Always fact check, a lot of false information gets thrown around about the academy.
     
  3. Memphis9489

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    I'm not sure in what way a MOC is supposed to be "helpful." They tell you what they need from you in order to compete for their nomination ... and that's it. Usually, that information is readily available on their websites.

    What expectations of "help" did you have from your MOC?

    If anything, you are helping them. You want to put together an organized, proper, impressive, and timely package for them to consider for a nomination. You are trying to sell yourself to them.
     
  4. MIHOSER

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    How about a website that wasn't three years out-of-date, whose office had no information on the application process and whose office never once returned a phone call?
     
  5. HiMyNameisNick

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    Thats better than my current situation...our Rep quit his job...there is no website, so availiable application, and nobody to even call to ask whats going on.

    our governor announced they will not fill the seat untill november....after most applications are due.
     
  6. MIHOSER

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    You're right - that is worse.

    Is there a procedure to be followed during a congressional vacancy? Of course, if a seat is vacant, who is empowered to make a nomination?

    What a mess!
     
  7. HiMyNameisNick

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    well I called the Academy and all they had to say is that the congressional district is responsible for the nomination, and I can not look to another rep from outside of my district.

    So I believe someone within the congressional district is in charge of nominations, but I have no means of finding out who that is or contact that indivual(s).
     
  8. goldfarb1

    goldfarb1 Candidate

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    I'm sure a BGO or area coordinator would know the go to point of contact.
     
  9. AF6872

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    Nick:

    Louise Slaughter (Chairwoman of the House Rules Committee) resigned? "She" quit "her" job? That would be some big news as would any congressional resignation. Her web site still lists application procedures for those living in Rochester in the 28th district.:biggrin:
     
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  10. HiMyNameisNick

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    bummer...im in the 29th district..were south of rochester. :frown:
     
  11. AF6872

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    Sorry. Forgot about Massa. Election not until November?
     
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    No they previously were not there

    But I think these numbers will assist me alot with my questions
     

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