MOC leaving office

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  1. Tiger91

    Tiger91 New Member

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    My son is a junior in high school and intends to apply to USNA. Our MOC has recently announced he will not seek reelection this November. Technically this MOC will be in office before the nominations deadline and could turn nominations in before leaving office. Could the newly-elected MOC also turn in nominations just weeks after being sworn in? Can I keep on my rose colored glasses and hope that both the outgoing and the newly elected MOC can nominate? Either way he'll apply to all available sources.

    I've tried searching for threads that may deal with this but have been unable to locate any similar discussion. I know my DS can contact our MOC and ask, but I wanted to see if anyone on the forum had experience first.
     
  2. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    Chances are good that the incoming MOC will utilize the same SA nomination coordinator. This is the staff person who gets the materials together for the information seminars, coordinates the interview panels and makes life simple for the MOC to do his/her job nominating qualified candidates.

    I would suggest contacting the MOC coordinator and getting the gouge from him/her on what is going on in the transition. My DS's MOC coordinator was extremely helpful to him navigating the process of getting nominated.
     
  3. time2

    time2 Member

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    If you are asking if BOTH can submit NOM's and therefore have double the usual number, the answer is no.

    MOC's typically have a team/committee of people who actually facilitate the NOM process, so from a practical standpoint, I don't think the change will cause any issues. I doubt that the actual MOC is directly involved in interviews and things like that. so there should be no disruption overall.
     
  4. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

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    Normally they coordinate this among the incoming and outgoing to prevent an issue. They can only have as many slates as available, so if 1 spot is open, 1 slate for that opening, regardless of MOC.
     
  5. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    If the outgoing MOC submits a slate (which is normally the case), then those are the nominees. USNA will not normally allow the incoming MOC to replace the slate with his/her choosing. It is possible for the incoming MOC to nominate candidates if the outgoing MOCs slate has not been filled to capacity (i.e. 1 vacancy is available and only a slate of 8 nominees was submitted by outgoing MOC -- the incoming MOC can submit 2 names to fill the slate).
     
  6. FEARTHEGOAT2020

    FEARTHEGOAT2020 Member

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    From how I have heard it is not the PERSON in office that can have 5 people in the Academy, it is the district. Therefore he is taking over the slots that are already there and the slates that are already submitted.
     
  7. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

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    Correct, its the position, not the specific named person, who has the spots at a SA. This happens all the time, SA know how to work this.
     

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