Competitive State=Longer Wait?

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  1. Jabbawocky007

    Jabbawocky007 AFROTC Cadet

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    So I'm a USAFA Candidate (went to their Summer Seminar and everything) and sent in my Congressional thingies around October 15. I got the "your file is complete/everything is recieved" letters, and nothing since then.

    I live in District 10 in Texas, which I would assume is a very competative spot.

    Around what time do MOST applicants get their Congressional nominations/interviews? Is it different in a competative state like Texas?

    I can't help but notice all the other members here getting notices for interviews and such...I've gotten nothing and its making me very nervous.
     
  2. ghpugh

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    No two congressional offices seem to have the same process for dealing with their nominations. That being said the best person to answer these questions (specific to yourself) is your own congressional office. Give them a call and ask to speak to the person in charge of nominations and I'm sure they would be glad to tell you anything you want to know about when their interviews and final decisions go out.
     
  3. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    An excellent answer! :thumb:

    A "for example..." In AZ (which actually is a very successful state for USAFA) our MoC's interviews are ranging from November 6 thru December 13. We have one that might actually be later than that.

    The only way to know for sure is to do as advised: contact your MoC's office and ask.

    Steve
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  4. d.mcknight

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    Like preciously stated, it all depends. Here in California, Rep's interviews are in December. One senator does a phone interview with some candidates in January. Other senator has no indication of doing interviews.
     
  5. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Also, understand there is a difference between the MOC making his/her decision on noms and formally notifying the SAs. IOW, you may get a letter/call saying you have a nom November. However, if the MOC doesn't turn in his/her slate to the SA until Jan. 31, the SA can't take any action based on that slate until Jan. 31. MOCs have until Jan. 31 to turn in their slates -- some may do it earlier, others won't.
     
  6. KO5791

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    If the MOC decides on his slate and sends it in to the SA and all the candidates on that slate have complete applications, will the AF send someone an appointment now, as in Nov or Dec or will the AF still wait until after the nomination deadline? Does the AF need to wait to take into account candidates that would also be on other slates that may not be complete until Jan 31?
     
  7. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    I would say it depends. Assuming the slate does not contain a principal nominee or ranked nominees (which bind the SA's hands), if the SA really, really wants one of those nominees, it could offer an appointment right away. However, that means they must slot that appointee to that MOC. That also binds their hands -- if they later want someone else off that slate and that nominee has no other sources of noms, they are somewhat stuck. Thus, they may decide to wait and see what happens with other candidates and other sources of noms.
     
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    Thanks...I guess that makes sense.
     
  9. Jabbawocky007

    Jabbawocky007 AFROTC Cadet

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    Thanks for the info! I also answered my own question myself just now-the larger the state, the more applications the MOC's must sort through, and the longer it takes. But only for the Senators and Representatives of larger areas. Like Houston... :/

    Even still, I see what yall mean about how each MOC is different and some do interviews and others don't.
     
  10. Mongo

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    Just keep in mind that the Admissions office must choose an appointment competitively which means that they must pick the most competitive candidate who did not receive an appointment elsewhere. Therefore, it is uinlikely that they will make a selection until all possibly selectable candidates have completed their applications and gone before the board.
     
  11. service academy

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    You can't be chosen as the most qualified candidate if you already have an appointment to another academy?
     
  12. jennyp

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    The titile of your thread might well be "Competitive Slate=Longer Wait"........

    Senators of large states indeed have more apps to sort through. However, in theory, representatives serve approximately the same number of the population, regardless of whether those folks are in Texas or North Dakota. However, certain areas, for eg, near a Naval Station, generally have more applicants interested in USNA. There are many factors that go into making a district or state "competitive"......
     
  13. Mongo

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    Yes. What I meant was another appointment to the same Academy (Presidential, NROTC, SecNav, etc).
     
  14. d.mcknight

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    .......do you mean nomination?
     
  15. Mongo

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    No, I meant 'appointment'. Specifically.
     
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    I believe the Service Academy offers the Appointment, the Congressional Representatives, President, Vice President, and Secretary of the Navy offer the Nomination that supports the condition of the Appointment.
     
  17. Mongo

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    Kinda. Actually, the President is the only one who can appoint. And he does not nominate. If you read the Presidential appointment laws carefully, no where is the term "nomination" used. "Presidential Nomination" is a misnomer. You can file this post under the category of TMI.
     
  18. Jabbawocky007

    Jabbawocky007 AFROTC Cadet

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    YESSSS!!!

    Being VERY worth the wait, I got my Congressional nomination letter to USAFA today! :D
     
  19. JMC0759

    JMC0759 S-USMMA '12 D-USAFA '15

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    Nomination

    Who did you get your nomination in Texas from?
     
  20. Jabbawocky007

    Jabbawocky007 AFROTC Cadet

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    My "local" Congressmen-Michael McCaul.

    It still took the letter 4 days to get to me :yllol:
     

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