MOC Question

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  1. USMC1550

    USMC1550 Member

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    Do all nomination applicants receive an interview? I just got notified that my interview is coming up soon, and was just wondering if I do well in this interview, will my chances of getting a nomination be high? Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Maplerock

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    Not all get interviewed on the senatorial level, but most applicants in our area get congressional interviews. Senators have a much bigger pool to narrow down.
     
  3. USMC1550

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    Thank you!!
     
  4. 5Day

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    In New Jersey both Senators interview all the applicants and our Representative also interviews all applicants.
     
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    You may be right, but I've never heard of a senator that didn't eliminate the noncompetitive applicants before scheduling interviews. Perhaps New Jersey doesn't get that many applicants, but that would surprise me since the location is in proximity to three academies.
    New Jersey has almost 9 million population... if there were 100 academy applicants, and each gets 15 minutes with a few minutes between, that's about 30 hours of interviews. Maybe they do that, I wouldn't think so.
     
  6. 5Day

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    One NJ Senator had 330 applicants, the other had 300. Base on the conversation I had with the senator's aid responsible for the service academy nomination process, "they interview every candidate". I am sure other states are different.
     
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    Wow. I believe you, but am doubtful. 300 interviews at 15 minutes each with a 3 minute turnover time is 90 hours, with no restroom breaks or lunch. It's not feasible. I know they will have multiple committees, but still it seems unlikely. It certainly does not happen in my state. Even some kids with 1300+ SATS, top 10%, with 4.0 gpas did not get an interview.
     
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    NJ Senators interviewed over 3 weekends..They had 15 interview teams..The numbers sound correct based on what my husband heard from the staffer who set the interviews up. They were full interviews, as my son had 2 the weekend he went. They reviewed package for about 10-15 minutes, then conducted a 15 minute or so interview. Again each state is different, but NJ did in fact interview hundreds of candidates.
     
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    Hats off to them. We are not nearly that industrious in my state. I like the fact that NJ puts so much effort in. The kids work so hard, it's good they get their chance.
     
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    It depends. Not all MOC even conduct interviews. I graduated usna 14, and got a nomination from my representative in MA. My representative didn't conduct interviews with anyone.
     
  11. Coach62

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    I guess that could also depend on their definition of "candidate". I know in FL neither senator does that, not even close.

    Interviewing every "applicant" seems like a waste of taxpayers funds to me.
     
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    Both Maryland senators interview everyone that has a completed package.
     
  13. time2

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    Each MOC can run their process in the way they deem appropriate. If there are a very small number of applicants, then it would make sense they operate differently then a state where there are large numbers. One reason we shouldn't speculate or guess on how one specific MOC might choose to do this. What is/was done in prior years in one state may not be how it is done this year or in every other state.

    Basically, no one on here can provide a blanket answer that applies to ALL states on the original question being asked.
     
  14. MemberLG

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    It depends, depends on who does the interview. If not all or most MOCs use panels staffed by volunteers. MY MOC feed me breakfast and lunch. So, the cost could be minimum.

    Something interview panels should to is to advise non-competitive candidates to go with their plan B or C. Some candidates will keep on trying as if keep on trying will somehow increase their competitiveness.
     
  15. HopefulDad3210

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    I posted this is 2020 Hopefuls, but this seems like a better spot. If a MOC puts a candidate first on their slate, does that effectively mean that the remainder of the candidate's application gets an up or down review as opposed to being reviewed against other candidates? In other words, does the academy defer at all to the MOC's preference? Also, will at least one of the 10 nominated candidates from the district get in, if qualified?
     
  16. brovol

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    I believe the answer is yes, as long as at least one of the ten nominated is 3qualified, one of the ten nominated will get the moc's spot. Someone more knowledge that me can confirm this though.
     

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