Colorado Nomination

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  1. #1dbnugfan

    #1dbnugfan Member

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    Two days ago, I received word from my Congressman that I had been nominated to West Point. However, my first choice was USNA and West Point was my third (and final) choice. I know that all of the Congressmen/Senators in Colorado make sure that no student receives multiple nominations to any one Academy, so I'm wondering if Senators get first pick or if Congressmen do. It makes sense that Senators would pick the best applicants in the state (as opposed to a single district) but they don't release their nominations until after the Congressmen. It just doesn't make too much sense that I would not get nominated to my first choice when USNA and USMA seem like they have the same level of competition in my district. I know that it's entirely possible that I missed out on USNA altogether, but I'm trying to be as optimistic as possible. Any input?
     
  2. JT20

    JT20 Member

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    I wouldn't mind knowing the answer to this question either. I am also from Colorado (3rd District) and received a nomination for West Point. West Point is my second choice, but I thought it was strange because I did not receive a nomination to my third choice. My third choice is the Merchant Marine Academy (least competitive).
     
  3. #1dbnugfan

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    Also, it turns out that only 5 were nominated by my Congressman to the Naval Academy. If Navy was my first choice, why would I miss out on that nomination and only get a West Point nomination?
     
  4. usslovelace

    usslovelace New Member

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    No harm in asking.

    You should call the MOC's staff and inquire about the possibility of requesting consideration for an additional nomination. You can underscore the points you have made with staff and see what happens. Good luck.
     

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