MOC's not using all nomination slots?

Discussion in 'Nominations' started by USNA_TF_12, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. USNA_TF_12

    USNA_TF_12 Member

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    From what I have seen from past press releases, some senators do not use all 10 of their available nomination slots. For example, last year, Senator Whitehouse only nominated 4 people: 2 to USNA, 1 to WP and 1 to USAFA (article below). Am I reading this incorrectly (could these be just principal nominees)? Or is it possible that a senator would only nominate 4 candidates out of their slate of 10?

    Link to nomination press release:
    http://www.whitehouse.senate.gov/ne...hode-island-students-for-us-service-academies
     
  2. Stealth_81

    Stealth_81 Super Moderator Moderator Founding Member

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    I am sure that these are just the 4 nominees who actually got appointments and were charged to Senator Whitehouse.

    Stealth_81
     
  3. Boozebin

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    The quickest way to to appease your curiosity is to call the Senator's office and find out what process they use. But If I had to guess it's a Primary slate and they just announce those.
     
  4. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    I'm betting Stealth is dead-on accurate.

    But realize there is no requirement that a MOC (house or senate) use any of their available nominations. Sadly I have seen MOC's that "didn't like the military" and therefore didn't nominate anyone. But that is SUPER RARE and in my career...maybe twice.

    I'm betting there were 40 nominations; those are the appointee's, as Stealth said.

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  5. USNA_TF_12

    USNA_TF_12 Member

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    The only reason I didn't think that is because the article was released in early January, certainly too early to know for sure all of the appointees, correct? Or maybe I'm missing something.
     
  6. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    It is possible that, in some states, there may not be 10 qualified candidates or even 10 people period (qualified or not) applying period to certain SAs. In such cases, an MOC may not be able to nominate 10 people.

    WRT the article, given the date (7 Jan), I tend to think it does refer to noms and not appointments b/c appointment decisions based on MOC noms would likely not be made at that time. So, it's possible that he didn't use all of his slots (MOCs MAY - but don't have to - nominate UP TO 10 people for each vacancy) or he only told the press about principal nominees. Or maybe this was one set of nominees and later there were others. Or, these were nominees with LOAs so he knew they would receive appointments, which is why he released these names to the press. Or these folks agreed to have their names released and others didn't want the publicity. Really hard to know in a vacuum. Agree that if the OP is really curious he/she should contact the Senator's office and ask.
     
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  7. mom3boys

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    Maybe your google buttons don't work, or maybe I have too much time on my hands, but this is what I found out:
    Liam is attending Holy Cross. Cori is at Navy. Caroline is at West Point, and Mauricio is at Air Force.
     
  8. MedB

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    FYI - This particular MOC traditionally uses the Principal Nom method. Willing to bet money that the announcements were for the prinicipals; not the entire slate.
     

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