MALO

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  1. JFM2016

    JFM2016 Member

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    Can someone explain pretty much everything there is to what a MALO is. Like do they contact you once you start your application, or do you find them? How do you find them? etc. Also what exactly is their job?

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  2. buff81

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    I'm going to be lazy and give you this post instead of rewriting it. :wink:
    Scroll down to the bottom and there is a description of what a MALO is as well as what a FFR is.
    If you want to know who your MALO/FFR is, send me a Private Message with your state and district and I will look it up for you.:thumb:

    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=15395
     
  3. USMA2016

    USMA2016 Appointee - Class of 2016

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    I'm also kinda wondering when I should start contacting my MALO.
     
  4. Ken2012

    Ken2012 Prospective

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    I contacted my MALO halfway through my Sophomore year. I actually sent a few e-mails back and forth and I'm starting to regularly talk with him now.
     
  5. buff81

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    It's OK to make contact with them now if you want, just realize that they are busy with the 2015 class right now.
    I am aware of candidates in my district who are in the 2016 class, 2018 class and even an 8th grader.
    I touch base with them and give them my contact info so they know who to contact with questions.
    I also keep them updated on news, when Admissions meetings are, All-Academy Day, etc.
     
  6. Ken2012

    Ken2012 Prospective

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    That's exactly what my MALO sent me too. He sent me some Academy Day info and answered some SLS questions, but I understood that he was busy with other candidates.

    That's interesting though, an 8th grader? I don't even think I could have distinguished between the military branches in 8th grade. :shake:
     
  7. buff81

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    You'd be surprised how young some are when they become interested in attending one of the SAs!
    West Point will sent information to kids as young as 7th grade.

    In this case, the 8th grader is the son of a Retired Army COL who served in Vietnam, Desert Storm and spent a year in Baghdad a couple of years ago.
     
  8. Dadandgrad

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    I appreciate hearing from candidates in their freshman or sophomore years. It allows me to have a proactive discussion on what they need to do to have a strong candidate file. It's frustrating when you meet a great candidate at Boys or Girls State who is way behind the power curve in starting their application or having the right classes, leadership roles or extracurriculars.
     

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