Concerned about Nominations

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  1. Mustanggt500

    Mustanggt500 New Member

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    I have read through the forums a good bit trying to learn something and now I have a question:

    I received a letter from both Senators of my state this week saying that my packet was great and they would like to give me a nomination but they "coordinate with the other congressional offices to avoid duplication".

    So because I got a nomination from my congressman both senators would not give me a nomination to avoid any candidate getting more than one congressional nomination.

    They way I understand the process, this reduces my chances of getting an appointment right? I have 3 nominations so far and waiting for notification of the VP nomination, so at least I have a nomination, but I am concerned that the policy of the congressional representatives from my state could possibly hurt/reduce my chance of getting an appointment.
     
  2. vampsoul

    vampsoul Candidate

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    Nominations are a box WP needs checked off if they want you. if they want you, 1 nomination is enough. I had 2- one from my rep and 1 from one senator. The senators from my state coordinate, and that is why i didn't get a nom from the second.
     
  3. GSKeziah

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    It also wont matter if you got a principal nomination, if you did and you are 3Qed you're in the clear! :biggrin:
     
  4. MemberLG

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    It is yes and no.

    You have to remember that there are up to 10 nominations for every vacancy and only the top candidate gets in and other 9 goes on the national waiting list, if they are all fully qualified.

    Getting senatorial nomination is great as more kids compete for it than your Congressman, unless you are from SD or ND. But, if you are #5 kid on your senator's nomination list, you probably won't get the senator's vacancy. So being on the bottom of your Senator's nomination list won't really help.

    However, as another poster stated, if West Point wants you, more nominations you have more options they have to find you a vacancy.
     

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