JROTC Nomination

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  1. JSH123

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    Is a JROTC Nomination a valid nomination source? For example, If I were to receive an LOA and I was medically qualified and I had a JROTC nomination, would I be accepted to Westpoint?
     
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    Yes, but rare. I haven't seen or heard of too many. A JROTC unit (through the Senior Instructor) may recommend current JROTC cadets for nomination to the Service Academy of the unit's branch. JROTC units designated as Honor Units may nominate up to three cadets to the Service Academy of any branch, in addition to the nominations to the unit's own branch academy.

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  3. JSH123

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    I believe I have received one! I got a letter on my portal that states: "You have received a ROTC nomination for admission to the United States Military Academy. This entitles you to compete under the ROTC nomination category for a space in the class entering in the summer of 2016." Is this a JROTC nomination or just a generic thing? I don't want to get my hopes up...
     
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    For an official understanding, please contact your RC.

    Good luck, and let us know, please!

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  5. FLboy

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    Yes you can. I received my jrotc nomination after receiving an LOA. I then got the appointment
     
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    ^^ Congrats FLboy!!

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  7. MemberLG

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    I am reasonably sure the answer is yes. JROTC and ROTC are lumped together as "ROTC" for the nomination category. West Point is AUTHORIZED (not must) appoint up to 20 cadets in the ROTC nomination category. However, West Point has to comply with the number of cadets authorized by the law, so they cannot appoint cadets to authorized numbers in all nomination categories. A West Point document showed about 12 to 16 ROTC appointments per year.
     
  8. billyb

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    So what happens if there are 100 candidates with JROTC nominations and 30 of them have LOAs? If none of them received another nomination from a different source, would not all 30 LOA holders get an appointment?

    I know the scenario is extreme, but just wondering.
     
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    As I understand it three ways to accommodate 30 LOAs if it does happen

    Reasonable to assume that 30 candidates that received LOAs will also have additional nominations. The admissions office will starting matching candidates with LOAs to the vacancy (aka appointment) tied to the nomination. So if Candidate Jane has a ROTC nomination and a Congressional nomination, she can be charged against either vacancy to fulfill the LOA agreement and be appointed. So if the Admission office wants another candidate from Jane's congressional district, they will charge Jane against the ROTC nomination. If they don't want anyone else from the Congressional district, they will charge Jane against the Congressional nomination.

    By chance these candidates with LOAs only have ROTC nomination, they can max out the ROTC nomination and use the Supe's appointments to fulfill the LOA promoise.

    Think of it as a good football player playing for the NFL. He could be a team's first choice in the draft, traded up or down, get signed as undrafted free agent.
     

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