Guarantee Letter

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  1. kemosabe707

    kemosabe707 Member

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    How significant is a letter this week that says, “You are guaranteed an offer of appointment” and all that is left is a Congressional nod? Does it pull any weight with the Congressman’s Office?
     
  2. Just_A_Mom

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    Yep - it's significant! Congratulations!

    A nomination is the legal authority the academy needs to have to offer you an appointment. Seek a nomination from all sources for which you are qualified - at the minimum that would be your US Representative, your 2 US Senators and the Vice President.

    Having a "Letter of Assurance" usually pulls weight with the Congressman. Do a good job on the interview and application.
    If for some reason - you do not get a Congressional nomination after you put forth a good faith effort - the Superintendent may nominate 50 for an appointment. The academy, obviously would like one of your members of congress to nominate you.
    Good Luck!
     
  3. parkhurst89

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    Exceptionally qualified candidates are often given a conditional offer of appointment (referred to as a letter of assurance or LOA), once they have been found scholastically qualified by the Admissions Board. The LOA guarantees an offer of appointment after the remaining admissions requirements have been completed. If they have not actually done so, candidates must obtain an official nomination, satisfactorily complete a qualifying medical examination, and pass the CFA. It would be good to notifiy your nominating sources that you have received a USNA LOA.

    I am not too familiar with the Supe nominating candidates for a USNA appointment. The USNA Candidate Guidance Office (CGO) has published these legal nomination sources:

    CONGRESSIONAL (Number Allowed)
    VICE PRESIDENT (5)
    MEMBERS OF CONGRESS (5 each)
    DELEGATE FROM DC (5)
    PUERTO RICO:
    - RESIDENT COMMISSIONER (5)
    - GOVERNOR (1)
    TERRITORY DELEGATES FROM:
    - GUAM (3)
    - VIRGIN ISLANDS (3)
    - AMERICAN SAMOA (2)
    RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE FROM NORTHERN MARIANAS ISLANDS (1)

    MILITARY SERVICE CONNECTED (Number Allowed)
    CHILDREN OF DECEASED/DISABLED VET OR POW/MIA (65 total)
    PRESIDENTIAL:
    - CHILDREN OF:
    - MOH WINNERS (NO LIMIT)
    - ACTIVE DUTY/CAREER RESERVE (100 annually)
    SECNAV
    - REGULAR (85 Annually)
    - RESERVE (85 Annually)
    NJROTC/HJROTC/NROTC (20 Annually)
     
  4. kemosabe707

    kemosabe707 Member

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    Thank you.

    Thank you both for the insight to everything that is new to us, very much appreciated.
     
  5. mjones

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    Congratulations on LOA

    Kemosabe, et al,

    Congratulations!

    I am new at this. I have noticed on this forum that “Letters of Assurance” for the Naval Academy are starting to arrive in homes.

    Is there an order to these letters? In other words, are the first letters for candidates who have been recruited to play a sport? Or to candidates who are sons and daughters of service men and women? What is the normal time frame to receive such a letter?

    What should be expected after the application is complete? Does DoDMERB have anything to do with these letters?

    Thanks for any insight,

    Mike
     
  6. gabridge

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    LOAs came in July.

    Appointments came today, both are recruited athletes.
     
  7. Profmom2

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    Son's LOA for Class of 2010 arrived beginning of October, Appointment arrived in November - 2 weeks after MOC interviews. He was NOT a recruited athlete, nor son of a member of the Military or legacy. LOA was strictly based on Academics and leadership strengths.
     
  8. inzane99

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    Question

    My son received a LOA over a month ago and noticed in the letter copies were sent to the 2 state senators and our local congressman. Called one state senators office and set up interview for early November. Called local congressman office and asked when interviews would be scheduled and was told since my son received a LOA he probably wouldn't be interviewed? What's up with that? The MOC office said they rank a NO.1 and then rank 2 thru 10. I'm not sure where my son fits in their plans.
     
  9. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    With an LOA, your son can be ranked #10 on the nomination slate, as long as he is on the list he still gets an appointment.
     
  10. nabUSNA13

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    Quick Question

    Okay so i got my LOA in the mail on October 9th. Should i still be worried about wether im going to getinto the academy or not? Any help would be great. Thanks!
     
  11. MIDNDAD

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    Like a wise man once said: It ain't over till it's over.

    Focus on getting your nomination. With a LOA you are in great shape but assume nothing and do you best on the interviews.

    Once you get the appointment letter you have your slot but you can still screw it up if you get hurt or do something stupid that gets you involved with the law. Until you walk onto Stribling walk at the end of I -day you are not in with 100% certainty.

    Best of luck!
     
  12. Harrison Morgan

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    ...no, if yours is the same as the one i'm reading it says in bold letters 'guaranteed an offer of appointment' (if remaining admission requirements are filled out.) maybe if you decide to drop everything at school and embarrass yourself, or get in serious trouble with the law, then you can worry. Just remember when your at the academy, the loa you and I have is not going to matter anymore. In fact on my recruiting trip to westpoint i heard a lot of stories of kids who talked about their loas in the middle of beast and are still getting hazed by it, but besides that, congrats man its a good feeling
     

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