Congressional Nominations

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  1. Chris_GoArmy

    Chris_GoArmy Member

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    I have a couple things I want to ask regarding the nominations.
    Do they have to be in state? I'm in New York but I have connection with congressmen in Texas. Don't get me wrong I'm still applying for nominations from my congresswoman and my state senators.
    Speaking of my New York congresswoman, she said on her website, " I accept nominations postmarked through November 1st from residents of the 14th Congressional District of New York who wish to attend one of the Service Academies beginning in July of the following year." Isn't November 1st a tad late considering the fact I want to get my application done very early?
     
  2. adoloris

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    Just a little FYI, in my location MOC's wanted nomination files at about the same time as yours. I don't think that is so unusual. Our district Rep conducted interviews in mid-Dec and one Sen. wanted the file completed by early Jan. I can only give you advice on my experience--each state, district, MOC is different in how nominations are handled.My suggestion is to complete and submit your nomination packet asap. Also, contact the MOCs staffer/aide who is in charge of this task--they are a great resource for you and keep them posted on any additions to your resume BY MAIL. I would also suggest attending any and all SA Days this is a great way to meet your MOC's and their staff. (I will say that even though one Sen had a deadline in Jan, DS received his nom in Dec.)As far as your Texas connection, I have no experience in that arena to give you any advice.
     
  3. usma candidate

    usma candidate Class of 2015

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    Hey, I am a 2015 appointee so I will be starting USMA in a couple of weeks.

    To answer your first question, no you can not apply for the TX nom. You can only apply for noms from people that you are constituents of: congerssman, 2 senators, VP, President. You can also apply to other noms based off other criteria like ROTC/JROTC, and there are others. Check http://admissions.usma.edu/images/wp_prospectus.pdf

    About the deadline, everyone will have a similar deadline. Mine was October 31st. Finish as much as you can as soon as you can. The admissions board may send you a LOA (Letter of Assurance) before your nom interview. It just means that if you get a nomination and you dont do anything stupid you'll be accepted. Fill out the stuff on your portal and your application to your nominating sources early. After the deadline for the nom has passed they will e-mail you or call you informing you of when and where the interview will be held. For me I had interview boards as little as 3 and as big as 8. Some were nice to me, others tried to rattle me by asking ridiculous questions. Just go with the flow and never look like your too nervous. Hope this answered your question.
     
  4. MemberLG

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    Aks your RC if you can get a nomiation for anywhere.

    Your application is complete if you complete all the YOUR requirements. Nomination is a requirement for appointment, not completing your applicaion.
     
  5. BeastSL

    BeastSL USCC Co. I-3

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    If you were fortunate enough to have parents in the military who can still claim their place of residence somewhere in Texas, then yes, you are allowed to receive a nomination from that Senator.
     
  6. America's Finest

    America's Finest USMA Cadet

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    You must apply for nominations from congressmen in your district. Otherwise, it would defeat the purpose of the system. I hope you aren't trying to gain an unfair advantage through this so called "connection".

    My MOC accepted applications until a similar date. It really doesn't hurt you since you can still get an LOA if you complete the rest of your application.
     

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