I need a nomination but

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  1. Csvecc

    Csvecc New Member

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    My current Representative's interviews are already going on and I just started my application process. I received one last year while I was in high school and am now in ROTC at Florida Institute of Technology. I'm in district 14 with Congressman Connie Mack and I wanted to know if their are any other options for me getting another nomination.

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    Cadet Svec
     
  2. Just_A_Mom

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    Why didn't you apply to your US Rep? Have your senator's deadlines come and gone?

    IF you are applying to an academy in the same branch as your ROTC then you qualify for a service connected nomination. Contact your admissions officer - ASAP.
     
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    In that link you provided it states there are other options for ROTC? Do you know what those might be?
     
  5. Csvecc

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    Just_A_Mom can I only (I'm in AROTC) that I cannot get a ROTC nomination to the air force academy for example? Oh and when you say Admissions officer, are you talk about the PMS at the school or one the academy has assigned you?
     
  6. jscam87

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    The link at the bottom of the page lists ALL nomination sources. One slim possibility is that you can get a nomination if you are part of an ROTC unit. I don't know the deadlines. I have never heard of cross nominations since you would be getting the Nomination from The Secretary of the ARMY. Don't think it would work for Air Force. It is in your favor that you are re-applying.
    Good Luck!
     
  7. Pima

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    For ROTC, the det commander would be the one to put your name in originally for that nom...highly unlikely they are going to support you for a x-service nom. Additionally, you are only a freshman, so you probably have not proven yourself enough to the command for their support. Have you talked to the leadership in your det? They are the ones that will provide you the most accurate information on obtaining a ROTC nom, including the probability. Are you on a ROTC scholarship?

    2 yrs ago DS opted ROTC scholarship over AFA, the det commander was fully made aware of this when we met them in the winter before he made his decision. The commander guaranteed us that if DS wanted to re-apply he would support him. In Sept a few weeks into the yr, he came to DS and asked if he wanted to reapply, he didn't. DS never approached him, but the commander remembered and fulfiilled his promise to us. The point is many ROTC cadets also tried for the SA, there are limited numbers that can be appointed through this method, I would ASSUME (and you know what ASSUME means), that our DS was not a rarity on the national level, but common place. Logic would state that @1500 candidates that apply for an SA with a nom, do not get an apptmt each yr, and that is just those, then there are those that did not get a nom, but were deemed qualified and now on ROTC scholarship.

    The question still begs to remain why did you wait so long, since you knew the length of the process last yr? There is a difference for a freshly minted ROTC cadet that never entertained the thought of an SA, and one that went through it last yr.

    All you need is one, I would think the Veep would be it, and maybe you can get pulled from there.

    Sorry this was a johnny rain cloud post, but sometimes the need for realism needs to be inputted. You can still get in on a VEEP so it is not over...just think...you could be the kid that says I was the last batter up, bottom of the ninth, tied game, 2 outs, 3 balls, 2 strikes, nobody on base, and I hit the home run to win the WS. It does happen, not often, but it still does occur.
     
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  8. Just_A_Mom

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    If you are in Army ROTC in college you can't get a nomination to the Air Force Academy. You can get a nomination to West Point.
    When I say call admissions - I mean your admissions officer at the academy to which you are applying.
    Q. Is this a spur of the moment thing?
     
  9. mom3boys

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    Depending on how competitive your state is, you might be able to call the MOC and beg to be added to this years slate, since you made it last year. Our MOCs do not require a second interview, but they do ask the candidates to reapply. I am sure you had a good reason for waiting til the last minute, but the fact remains that you did, and you may have missed this train.:frown:
     
  10. cjs

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    For Bill Nelson and Mel Martinez's replacement George LeMieux the deadlines were back in September 20th and Sept. 30th and for Connie Mack it was a few weeks ago. The interview dates are 1 day and you are told that you must be available on those days which are next Thursday (Nelson) and Friday (LeMieux). For Connie Mack I know my son has his interview this Thursday. I don't think he had one set day like the others.
    I do know from all of them that they had many, many applications. Bill Nelson actually got his notice of interview letters out 2 weeks later than normal due to the overwhelming amount of applications.
     

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