LOAs and Nominations

Discussion in 'Nominations' started by AcademyHopefulOne, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. AcademyHopefulOne

    AcademyHopefulOne Member

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    Good morning, SAF.

    In my state, our Members of Congress don't rank their nomination slates. That being said, I know of at least one nominee from my district holding an LOA, and we both have our Congressman and a Senator backing us, and the young man has the other Senator's nomination as well. Since Letters of Assurance are a guaranteed BFE pending a nomination, will I automatically lose the competition in one of the two slates, being thrown into the NWL? I don't have an LOA but have been informed by the Congressman's staffer that my file is highly competitive and by my FFR that my USMA file is "admissible." Can anyone shed light?

    Thank you and Merry Christmas!
     
  2. MJP

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    An LOA with a NOM that remains eligible will get an appointment.

    Do you Senators or Moc's assign a principal nomination to anyone?

    From my understanding of the process, each slate is for a particular opening or openings depending on how many slots that your senators/moc has to fill that year. There can be years where they have none or years where they have a couple. So if the person with the LOA gets an appointment and there are two slots, you may get one if you are the next highest scored or ranked candidate from that district. Sen/Moc can nominate 10 persons for each opening.
    If not charged to a senator or MOC for an appointment, yes you are them put into the national qualified pool(not waitlist) and candidates are then ranked based on their whole candidate score and offers of appointment are made by the respective academies.

    Only the Acadamies can put you on a "waitlist" and if done so, and a slot opens up b/c an appointment was declined and you are the next highest rated candidate, they can offer it to you. It does happen as some offers get declined as candidates go to civ college, another academy or get DQ'd for some reason.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. Pima

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    You need to understand charging the appointment.

    The candidate does not equate to being charged to the MOC. An MOC can give a principal to a non-LOA candidate and place the LOA candidate on their slate.

    In that case BOTH would be appointed, but only the non-LOA would be charged.

    The MOC can do competitive, and the LOA candidate might not have the highest WCS. So again, the non-LOA candidate might have a higher WCS. They win the appointment. Both will be appointed, but the LOA candidate not having the highest score will not be charged to the MOC.

    Again it is how they charge. LOAs only need the nomination. The assumption they will be without a doubt the candidate charged to the MOC is a fallacy.
     
  4. AcademyHopefulOne

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    Thanks Pima! You always clear things up.
    That's reassuring.
     

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