I Give Up - - Kids!

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  1. Ex.BT.USN

    Ex.BT.USN Member

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    So my son did not get in to the academy last year (Senator nomination) but he did get the NROTC scholarship.

    Fast fwd. he said about a month ago he was not going to go to the academy.

    Confused Dad: He continued his application and today he got a letter from our CT congressman, he text me to open the letter. "Congratulations! Based on your application I will not need to interview you, good luck with the class of 2019". I called him and he was one very happy kid, his BGO interview is next Friday.

    What is up with not getting the Congressman's interview but receiving a nomination without the interview. Does this often happen? I know there are several candidates in the area.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. nr116

    nr116 Banned

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    most likely there are lest than 10 applicants for navy, do you live in a competitive area?
     
  3. Ex.BT.USN

    Ex.BT.USN Member

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    Very... Its the 2nd time around as well.
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Some MOCs base their decisions solely on paper.
     
  5. falconchic88

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    Also, some MOCs don't require interviews of 2nd time competitive applicants
     
  6. Pima

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    I agree with falcon. Your DS had a nomination from them last year and they may have just rubber stamped (for lack of better words). They may keep in their own records last years nominees and when they pulled it, they verified his stats and said, place him on the list, especially if they know he attends college OOS.

    I am sure the appointment letter will be in the mail after the New Year. Boards do not meet when they are out of school, and college applicants need proof of fall grades.

    Reapplicants are something boards like to see, and being in NROTC, winning awards already, plus now having a ROTC nomination he has one more slate to compete on.
     
  7. Ex.BT.USN

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    Thank you...

    I spoke with him tonight. He is very excited but he does not want to get too caught up again. He just wants to focus on his finals and start his new classes. He does not want to talk about it and I'm not going to push...his journey!
     
  8. kayaker

    kayaker Mother of USNA Midshipman (Class of 2019)

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    Sounds like congrats are in order for your DS. It's nice to see determination rewarded.

    My DS (reapplicant) hasn't completed his application -- he's having a hard time connecting with BGO for interview (much like last year). He was told USNA won't look at his file until they have first semester grades. Guess he was told wrong? Senator who nominated him this year declined to nominate this year (without an interview both times!). Our other senator didn't interview (as far as I know). Seems strange. We are are hyper-competitive Northern Virginia. DS is waiting to find out whether he earned a Congressional nomination, and his NROTC Commanding Officer told him he can pick up his nomination when he returns to school in January.

    Good luck to your DS -- I hope he gets the BFE very soon!!
     
  9. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    USNA has stated they will not evaluate a reapplicant's package until first semester grades are in. MOCs can do whatever they want in this respect.

    My gut feel re Kayaker's senator is that, in a super-competitive area, he may not want to nominate the same person more than once, no matter how well qualified the candidate is. It only takes one nom and looks like NROTC will come through, which is great.

    I suggest asking for a different BGO. I always recommend this for reapplicants but, given the difficulty connecting, even more so. The request can be made to the Area Coordinator -- maybe ask for a BGO located in the area where your son is going to school.
     
  10. AF6872

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    DD had Senate nomination first time after interview. Then Congresswoman sent letter of nomination after loosing the district. Did not want to do interviews but new congressman forwarded all recommended nominated applicants as his charge. Son had two year nominations and interviews but never got appointment. Good luck to your son. One of my daughters classmates did four years in college before he got USNA appointment. Talk about dedication. Graduated 2011. We are also from Connecticut and it is a hard area for nominations and appointments.
     
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