Just wondering...

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  1. USNAhereIcome

    USNAhereIcome Member

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    I was just wondering if it is a good idea to contact your representative before you’re eligible for a nomination? or should you hold off? I was also wondering where you can find your BGO's contact information if you’re not an applicant?
     
  2. cadet15

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    Hold off on contacting your Representative. I know my representative had an Academy Day and that was open to anyone. If yours has something like that, go to it and get your name on their list, but don't contact them outside of something like that. Your name is just going to get lost in the shuffle of this years applicants and it is probably going to just fall on deaf ears.

    As for the BGO's contact, I was only able to get it once my application hit a certain point of completion. Maybe there was another way for me to get it, but I didn't know that avenue. You can check with your school counselor because they may know. Mine didn't know my BGO, but they did have my ALO contact for USAFA. You can try but understand that they are currently swamped with 2016 applicants so they may take a while to respond to you.
     
  3. USNAhereIcome

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    I found the contact information and emailed my BGO about a week ago, he hasn't emailed me back so I thought it was old info. I guess the reason could be because he was swamped with applicants.
     
  4. Dolphins2012

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    I agree that attending anything you MOC holds for prospective candidates is good to attend. But a simple inquiry to the staffer in charge of selection can't hurt IMO. It plants your name in his/her head, shows your serious. You probably will get referred to their website or told to request an app in March, but doesn't hurt. Just don't be a pain, but the name recognition with the person who heads the committee doesn't hurt
     
  5. Whistle Pig

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    MOCs may well appreciate and value the courtesy of a "heads-up" to your interest, especially anytime in junior year, prior to official submission of application. There is no harm in alerting your local MOC office/staff, "Hey, I'm coming. Any wisdome/counsel/info I should be aware of or may benefit from in the meantime?"

    This is common sense. And remember. The MOCs work for you, not the inverse.
     
  6. 1964BGO

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    WP is essentially correct on the MOC contact info; there is no harm to telling the local office that you are interested, and normally you'll find they are very pleasant and helpful so long as they aren't dealing with a crisis, such as cleaning up after a visit from a hurricane.
    To locate your BGO go to www.usna.edu/Admissions you'll find a listing of Area Coordinators. Locate the one for your area and contact that person with your request. Each area has its own process for working with prospects, so you may be in contact with someone other than your own BGO until you get into the latter stages of your junior year.

    Best wishes.
     

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