Got Nom, wrong academy

Discussion in 'Nominations' started by JosefsMom, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. JosefsMom

    JosefsMom Member

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    What is the likelyhood of being on a back up list for USNA??? We got a Nom to USMMA and while that could be an option DS only put down that he wanted USNA, did not list any other option.....anyone????
     
  2. USNA1982BGO

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    The same thing happened to my son. He also got a senator nomination for MMA. He was required to rank on his application, and only wanted AFA, so randomly put MMA second. In his interview, he clearly told them that he was only interested in AFA. I called (hoping it was a mistake) and was told he was close, but not in top 10 for AFA. It was a nice honor, and in the paper, but he didn't even submit an application to MMA. He did get another nomination for AFA, but still has not received an appointment. Good luck!
     
  4. JSF-35 Pilot 2016

    JSF-35 Pilot 2016 Member

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    To the one above I hope he gets in. I got a AFA nomination, and others, now I am trying to send in recommendaitons for USMMA so that I may get a nomination from other states that have not filled their quote. :/ I have all the duckies lined up.
     
  5. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Sorry, it doesn't work that way.

    Nominees must reside in the state or territory that the nominating official represents.
     
  6. db10

    db10 Prospective

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    I ran into this problem myself. I was nominated by my congressman for USMA. At the time I had an LOA contingent upon a nomination from an MOC. I contacted USMMA and explained the situation. They said to get in touch with members of Congress from other districts in your state and explain the situation. In the end I received a nomination from a congressman and now have an appointment to USMMA for the Class of 2014. If you have any questions PM me. Good Luck!!
     
  7. mousemcd

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    db10-

    How did you go about contacting the other congressmen? What did you say? I am in the same situtation - received USAFA - put USNA.
     
  8. db10

    db10 Prospective

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    I just faxed a short letter and resume to the other MOC's in my state and eventually received one. But that was for USMMA and I believe it is different for the other academies. Contact USNA for more info. Good Luck!
     
  9. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Correct, it is only allowable for USMMA. A MOC from any of the Congressional districts in a state may nominate anyone from that state for USMMA.

    For USMA, USNA, and USAFA, you MUST reside in the Congressman's district.
     
  10. JSF-35 Pilot 2016

    JSF-35 Pilot 2016 Member

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    So Luigi does that mean since I do not have nomination to USMMA, is it possible for me to go there??
     
  11. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    No. You must have a Congressional nomination for the USMMA to legally appoint you.

    They do not use Presidential, Vice-Presidential, ROTC/JROTC, MOH, or any other service-affiliated nominations.
     
  12. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Give your Congressman a call.
     
  13. Just_A_Mom

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    Luigi59 Banned

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    Competitive Appointments

    If positions remain unfilled after the appointments are made under paragraph (2), the Secretary shall appoint individuals to fill the positions in the order of merit of the remaining individuals nominated from all jurisdictions.

    Non-competitive appointments

    The Secretary of Transportation may appoint each year without competition as cadets at the United States Merchant Marine Academy not more than 40 qualified individuals with qualities the Secretary considers to be of special value to the Academy. In making these appointments, the Secretary shall try to achieve a national demographic balance at the Academy.

    Other Countries

    The Secretary of Transportation, with the approval of the Secretary of State, may appoint individuals from countries other than the United States to receive instruction at the Academy. Not more than 30 individuals may receive instruction under this subsection at the same time.



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  15. Just_A_Mom

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    okay. gotcha - so there are candidates who are appointed outside the congressional nomination process. thanks!
     
  16. JSF-35 Pilot 2016

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    Thanks Luigi!
     

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