Congressional Nomination Guide

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  1. TacticalNuke

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    This link doesn't work.
     
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    Link changed, thanks Antoinette for the link and Staffer for bringing it to our attention. :thumb:
     
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    just a question to anyone who may know. do congressmen only get so many nominations to EACH academy? i just got a letter of nomination, but to the air force academy and west point, not to the naval academy which is my only reccommended school. I only wish to go to USNA, not to either.
     
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    YES they have only so many nominations they can give to each Academy.

    hmmm

    no desire to go to USMA or USAF?
     
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    nominations from house reps

    I am completely new tothis posting thing so bear with me. I am wondering if you only apply for a nomination from the house representative from your district or if you can apply to more than that in your state. I assumed it was only the rep in your district but I thought I would ask the experts. Please correct me if I am posting this in the wrong manner.
     
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    You can apply to the representative (congressman) from the district of legal residence, as well as both senators from that state, and the vice-president. You can apply for a presidential nomination if your parents were military (minimum 8 years, other various requirements, look into them if that might apply to you). Additional sources include those for enlisted service members and members of ROTC/JROTC.
     
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    congressional nominations

    You can apply to the representative (congressman) from the district of legal residence, as well as both senators from that state, and the vice-president. You can apply for a presidential nomination if your parents were military (minimum 8 years, other various requirements, look into them if that might apply to you). Additional sources include those for enlisted service members and members of ROTC/JROTC.

    Thanks for the answer.
    Do you know anything more about the nominations available for JROTC students?
     
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    Do you know how the ROTC option for nomination works? Does applicant have to already be contracted? or scholarshiped? or in ROTC for so long?
    Thanks!
     
  11. Future Cadet Dave

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    Can a Governor nominate somebody?
     
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    The Governor of Puerto Rico, yes. One nomination.

    The other state Governors?

    No.
     
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    Is it possible to recieve more then 1 nomination? Like Presidental and Congressional, etc? If so would it increase/help your chances of getting accepted into a service academy?
     
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    Yes, but you only need one to obtain an appointment. Apply to as many sources as possible.
     
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    Curious, what do DC residents do? They have no MOC, so who gives them a nom? Just asking out of curiosity.
     
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    The do have a (non-voting) Representative in Congress, their representative is known as a "Delegate." (Currently held by Eleanor Holmes Norton, who is addressed as "Congresswoman Norton" - http://www.norton.house.gov/ )

    The nominations slots are no different from any other Representative in any other Congressional district. 10 nominations for each open slot, 5 total slots at each academy (except for USMMA they only get 4).

    The only "difference" is there is only 1 Delegate from Washington DC (no senators).
     
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    DC has a Delegate in the House of Representatives. That Delegate has 5 cadetships and can nominate up to 10 to fill each slot (like a MOC).

    More fun facts:
    For Puerto Rico - PR has a Resident Commissioner with 5 cadetships and can nominate up to 10 to fill each slot.
    The one nom that the Governor of PR gets (that Luigi59 referred to) - must be a native.
    So, in total, Puerto Rico has 6 cadetships.

    (X-posted)
     
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    Congressional Interview-2nd time around

    My DS son is reapplying to USNA as a current freshman mechanical engineering major. He was waitlisted for USNA last year but did not receive an appointment. He has been through the congressional interview process last year and received a nomination. Does anyone have any specific advice/incite for the interview this time around? He is flying home from college for the interview this month.
     
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    Would a recommendation from a governor be helpful?
     
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    Another good thing to know, I have been wondering this.
     

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