LOE, nominated and fully qualified.

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  1. wnal0311

    wnal0311 Member

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    I just received my nomination, LOE(letter of encouragement Overnight visit letter) and was fully qualified. My question is, since I was given a competitive nomination that lets USMA rank. Would I be given appointment if I am the top candidate in my district?

    Thank You.
     
  2. Ajtopel2013

    Ajtopel2013 New Member

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    I'm also very curious about this. From what I've read on these forums, number one candidates from ranking districts who are qualified are guaranteed appointment. It would be nice to know if that is the same in competitive districts. Do they have to appoint them with their qualification and number 1 nomination spot, even if there is someone in a different district with a better WCS that doesn't get in? If there are two exceptional candidates from one district, does that mean that the second is significantly less likely to get appointed? The relationship between nominations and the academy is confusing, at least to me.
     
  3. hunter21

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    I'm in the same situation as you wnal, I'm curious to this question as well.
     
  4. stlcards2012

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    No rolling admissions this year, you will find out in Feb if you are in, but those are very good signs. I am in the same boat as you fellas..
     
  5. buff81

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    If you have the highest WCS on your MOCs Competitive slate AND you are fully qualified, then yes, you will receive the appointment as the slot winner for that MOC.

    With a Congressman's nomination, you are only competing with those in your district. It doesn't matter what the competition is in the neighboring district. You are not competing with them for the Congressman nom. But you will be for the Senators' noms.

    For MOCs who want to submit a ranked slate, they can do it one of two ways:
    1) Principal with ranked alternates -
    MOC lists his nominated candidates 1-10. The MOCs choice. Not by WCS. So, the #1 could have a lower WCS than #2. If fully qualified, #1 gets the slot and the appointment. #2-#9 that are fully qualified will go on the NWL, where they are competing nationwide for an appointment. NWL ranks candidates top to bottom by WCS. So, if your WCS is high enough, you could get an appointment off the NWL.
    If #1 is not fully qualified, the WP will give the appointment to #2, if fully qualified and so on down the list.

    2) Principal with unranked alternates -
    MOC turns in this type slate to WP who will give the appointment to #1, if fully qualified. The rest are unranked so therefore WP will rank them top to bottom by WCS. Again, #1 could have a WCS lower than the rest of the slate.
    Same as above for the NWL - the rest of the slate will go on the NWL, if fully qualified, and compete for an appointment off the NWL.
    If #1 is not fully qualified, the WP will give the appointment to the candidate on the slate with the highest WCS.

    Not sure if that answers your question, but if not ask again. :thumb:
     
  6. hunter21

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    Hi buff, thanks for the answers! I have a follow up question: What happens if the top ranked/highest WCS candidate in a congressional district is also the same for the Senator noms? Will that candidate be the only one who wins the slot for all three MOCs? Or will he only win one slot from one MOC.

    Thanks again for the answers Buff, we appreciate it!
     
  7. kinnem

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    No. Each MOC normally gets to "appoint" one candidate each year. Each MOC slate has a separate winner. No one candidate can "win" on a Congressional slate and two Senatorial slates. There will always be 3 "winners" in such a situation.
     
  8. bumper57

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    What about the MOC competitive style slate with 10 unranked appointments? MOCs let WP decide who is top and whom they want to appoint. This was described in the blog earlier in the month.
     
  9. hunter21

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    Wouldn't the candidate with the highest WCS win the slate then?
     
  10. wnal0311

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    Thank you for answering the question. I guess that we have to play the horrible waiting game from now on!
     

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