LOA, MOC, ALO, . . . etc. Meaning?

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  1. Lee2015

    Lee2015 USMA & USNA Mom

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    Help! What do all these (and more) acronyms mean? Is there a resourse page on the web that will help with all the military--academy--acronyms?

    Please share an acronym and its meaning! I'm trying to educate myself.

    Thanks for taking the time!
     
  2. coffeecup3

    coffeecup3 Member

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    Hey! I am a candidate, but I can help you with some of these.

    LOA- Letter of Assurance: This means that the academy views the candidate as exceptionally qualified academically/scholastically and as long as they are 3Q'd with a nomination, they are guaranteed an appointment. Although you hear a lot about these, they are limited and difficult to obtain

    3Q'd- Academically, Medically, and Physically qualified. Must be 3Q'd with a nomination to be considered for an appointment (not guaranteed admission but odds increase)

    MOC- Member of Congress: senators and congressman

    MALO- Military Academy Liaison Officer (so ALO is same??)

    I also believe that there are a few threads under General Discussion: Community Info and Feedback that discuss lists of acronyms.

    Hope I helped a little bit! :biggrin:
     
  3. mumsyto3

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    Luigi59 Banned

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    I think the correct term is Scholastically qualified, which includes much more than academics.

    :cool:
     
  5. Lee2015

    Lee2015 USMA & USNA Mom

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    Thank you very much everyone! That list you linked on this forum is fabulous.
     
  6. coffeecup3

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    Haha that's what I meant! I actually typed it as "academically/scholastically", but then changed it last minute. My mistake! :redface:
     
  7. fly boy

    fly boy Candidate

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    coffeecup3, ALO at least for the AFA is Admissions Liason Officer. Also called liason officer- LO, or just liason.
     

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