Election year

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  1. egeld

    egeld Member

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    Just curious as if there are any possible problems that can occure during election year. Lets say moc gives nomination in November and loses office in December. Does he still have that slot availabe for following year. Would also like to know if there's a way of knowing how many people are attending a particular academy from a specific district and who nominated them.
     
  2. Jayceguy

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    Good question, and if I could add to that, as a MOC has 5 spots at an academy, does the previous MOC's current cadets transfer over to the new MOC's slate?

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  3. Stevewar2

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    Taking Office

    The new Congress comes in January. It would be highly unlikely that a new MOC would dither with a submitted slate (unless he really had an axe to grind). I believe the 5 is for the district, not the actual MOC. Now what happens every 10 years when districts, in a State, gain and lose? hmmm
     
  4. Raseo1Son

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    The nominations are still valid. Slightly different situation: when our son applied last year we were living in district 7, but I knew that we would be classified as district 4 at the end of the year because of Congressional re-districting. So we double-checked with everyone involved - both congressional offices and the Academy. They all said the same thing: apply in the district that you live in now, and if you receive a nomination it will remain valid no matter what. They pointed out that reps lose elections all the time, and it would be pretty chaotic if all of their noms were suddenly worthless.

    I can't help with the question about how many are attending from a district and such - but I'd sure like to know as well!
     
  5. navymomwannabe

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    My son's ALO happens to also be a wrestling mom with me. So we were chatting yesterday at a tournament and she said that everyone tries to figure out the NOM process but that it is impossible to do as it is a shell game. Last year, she had 5 of her kids go to USAFA (MOC had 2 vacancies) but that was the most she's ever had in 9 years. Usually she only has one.

    The bottom line, as I see it, is if the academies want you and you have a NOM, they will find a place to "charge that NOM" and you will get in even if there are others from your district that get an appointment.
     
  6. buff81

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    The outgoing MOC can turn their slate(s) in before they leave office. It can be a weird situation because the new MOC would be the one contacted by WP to give them the opportunity to give the good news to the appointee. Therefore, you can be given a nom by one MOC and notified of your appointment by the new MOC.

    As far as finding out how many are at WP from your district, your friendly FFR could tell you that.
    Knowing what nom each was slotted to is entirely different. If an appointee has more than one nom, WP may not know until R-day where that appointee will be slotted. Like navymomwannabe said, it is a shell game and sometimes the shells are still being moved around up until R-Day.
     
  7. tug_boat

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    Last Year 2013.....

    Last year, 2013, in my area there were 9 congressional districts. One district did not have any candidates. They had re organized the districts and went from 9 to 7 this year. Talk about a shell game.

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  8. GoBlue1984

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    It Happened to DS

    Last year, our MOC was defeated during a spring primary. He still did the nominations and submitted his slate before end of year. DS never received a call from an MOC about his appointment - just received the BFE.
     
  9. SC2015

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    We have actually experienced both of these scenarios with our sons. The eldest, USNA 2015, interviewed and received a nom from one Congressman, who did not run for re-election, so his replacement called to offer the appointment a few months later. The nom/appt is tied to the district, not the person (he received a nom from a Senator as well, but since we got the call from the Congressman's office, our thought is that he got that "slate"). Fast-forward three years and our second son is going through the process. In that time SC created new districts, and ours is different, so DS #1 is at USNA attached to one district, and DS#2 was just offered an appointment to USMA with a different district (he did not get a call from the Congressional office, but the Senatorial noms haven't been given out yet) For those who are new to the process - it can be so tempting to try to figure out the system, and there is often an "unknown" factor in play - it can be so frustrating, but all we can do is help them put their best package together, and hope for the best! We are still waiting to hear from USNA and NROTC. I hope this helps clarify :smile:
     

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