cogressional vs. senator?

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  1. F22F35

    F22F35 Member

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    A few weeks ago I received a nomination from my congressperson to attend both the Naval and Air Force Academies. I found out about this nomination from the academy websites. Does that mean I was in the top ten for each academy? Here is my main question: today I received a call from one of my senator's aides saying that I had been selected for an interview to the Air Force Academy... Should I do that interview even though I have already received a congressional nomination? Thanks, I am really confused:confused:
     
  2. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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    Yes, do the interview. Do everything as if you didn't have a nom until you receive an actual appointment.
     
  3. GoNavyBeatArmy2015

    GoNavyBeatArmy2015 Determined

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    Do you notify other elected representatives when you have received a nomination?

    @mtnman Do you let the other officials know when you have a nomination? I have a nomination from NC Senator, and I have my next interview with another official's committee in January. Do they need to know that you have a nomination and do these officials share the list of who was selected?
     
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    Our MOCs shared their nomination lists with each other. One said to let him know only if you had decided not to attend the SA.
     
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    thanks for the help everyone:thumb::biggrin:
     
  6. Spanky58ggpt

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    DS has congressional nom to USNA, USMA, USAFA. Has one senator's nom to USNA. Was contacted by other senator's staff and asked:

    Do you have an LOA?

    Do you already have a nom from other sources?

    Probably narrowing the list to do interviews with. If asked to interview I would advise going to the interview and be honest if another nomination is in hand. Having more than one nomination increases the opportunities for appointment and gives the SA options on how to charge your appointment. If you have an LOA, the latter is more pertinent because any nomination satisfies that requirement of the LOA. Follow the advice from admissions, seek nominations from all sources for which you are eligible. The MOC's may or may not compare lists and may or may not select in an effort to maximize the number of possible appointments. Out of your control, so don't worry about that. Just do your best at every part of the process that you can control.
     
  7. jennyp

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    As a previous poster said: Pursue all nomination sources until you have an appointment. If an MOC, staff, committee ASKS if you have another nomination, LOA, whatever, you must, of course, tell them. If they don't ask, you don't need to volunteer that information. Many share information, some TRY to share information, some do not. That is not for you to worry about.

    Son had nom from Representative two years ago. Senator's office told us they share information. That was the last we expected to hear from
    Senator. Then, unexpectedly, her office calls, tells him he has her nom as well. I (Mom) inquired later and was told that they try to share, but some congressmen never bothered to tell the Senators who they nominated.

    You cannot count on them to share, or not to share, or to do what they tell you they expect to do. Pursue all sources for nominations until you have an appointment and be honest with all questions you are asked. Don't try to do their job or give them information they may or may not want or need. Some of these people have very experienced staff members and committees who handle all this. Some have brand new staff and committees. Pursue all nomination sources until you have an appointment!
     
  8. F22F35

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    Thank you for the replies everyone! I will do my senator interview in January like you suggested:thumb:
     

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