Different Nominations

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  1. IcedZealot

    IcedZealot Member

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    So I'm aware that you can get a nomination from your: District Rep, Senators, and House Reps. Plus you can get one from the President if you qualify for it. I've heard that the Presidential nomination is sent to West Point to be evaluated, then sent to the Vice President for final assessment.

    On my West Point Candidate Portal, there is a section at the bottom of the nominations page that states -
    "The Secretary of the Army is annually allocated cadetships in the following categories: •Presidential (Sons and daughters of career military personnel)
    •Enlisted members of the Regular Army
    •Enlisted members of the Army Reserve/National Guard
    •Sons and Daughters of Deceased or 100% disabled Veterans
    •Army Junior and Senior ROTC programs and Honor ROTC units of other services"

    I am eligible for this nomination, but I'm wondering if this nomination from the Secretary of the Army is the same as the Presidential nomination, or not. I've contacted my support team on my portal, but they have not responded for quite some time. Thank you for your help as always!
     
  2. aglages

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    Whats the difference between a District Rep and House Reps?
     
  3. napjim

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    It seems they are referring to the same thing. Congressmen in the House represent districts.
     
  4. 845something

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    IZ, think you are confusing some things. Every candidate is eligible for four nominations:
    1) Their MOC nomination (aka your district rep)
    2) their senators' nomination (that would be 2 in each state)
    3) the VP nomination (the one that you apply online and then send in the supporting documentation to WP)

    Then there are the service connected nominations - those that you refer to from the Sec of the Army - that only some are eligible for and you are not limited in only having one. The authority to award those nominations has been delegated down to WP admissions if the supporting documentation is present. The presidential nomination is approved there at WP, no sending it to the VP or the Sec of the Army. If you already have the Pres nom in your file, there isn't another one to apply for. However, if you meet one of the other criteria (enlisted, SDVet, ROTC), you could have applied for those if it was still before the nomination deadline.
     
  5. IcedZealot

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    Okay, I completely understand the process now. See, I've had my letter of recommendation packets almost complete, and REALLY don't want to miss one that I'm eligible for. Thank you once again, 845! I really appreciate all of your help:biggrin:
     
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