Next round of file reviews for LOA

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  1. Hooah1775

    Hooah1775 Member

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    Does anyone know if/when there will be another round of review of candidates for LOAs?

    Again, the goal is an appointment, but just not sure if this first round is it for LOAs this year.

    Thanks!
     
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    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    From: http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=21600
     
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    Well I know it was reported they expected to fill all the LOA slots. But now that the LOA mail has run did we actually fill all the slots. Can someone with some insight update this?
     
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    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    As of the last I'd heard, our RC doesn't know yet. I'll see our Deputy RC this Saturday at the local SA Day and will ask him if he's heard anything more then.
     
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    Thank you sir. Look forward to the update.
     
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    I believe it is "Thank you, Ma'am!"

    (just trying to help you out, Center56...all the best in the USMA admissions process!!)
     
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    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Thanks for the correction Hooah! :wink:

    Per an email I just got 30 seconds ago from the Great Lakes RC:

    "Bottom line: LOA's are still open for highly qualified candidates so they should continue working on file completion. The window could close any day and I expect it will close by 1 Oct."
     
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    Thanks for the update, Ma'am! That is good news regarding the LOA's.
     
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    Correction noted. Thank you Ma'am. Also thanks for the update.
     
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    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Just another update that I was contacted this morning with another candidate to interview who "qualifies for an LOA" per the RC, so they are evidently still giving them out. :thumb: So keep finishing files, updating, interviewing - anything you can to improve the file!
     
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    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Not to contradict myself, but I was told this afternoon that the LOA window was closed at 2pm today by COL McDonald. So it sounds like we may see a few more go out (like the candidate I was working on that I mentioned earlier), but that for now they're shutting down the pipeline again. Whether it will open again later in the month, I'd say no one knows for sure right now.

    I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried. :wink:
     
  12. Hooah1775

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    Thanks for the update.

    Do you think this means that there will not be anymore LOA's sent out until further notice? (with the exception of a few as you mentioned)

    ...or it could mean that they have a complete list of those that meet "LOA Criteria" to still be considered...not sure how to deciper "they're shutting down the pipeline again", but will try to gain clarity from RC, too.

    Marciemi - If you hear any further clarification, please let us know!
     
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    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    My interpretation was that at this point they don't plan to do any more LOA's. Some are still in the works as I mentioned, but if they weren't submitted by yesterday at 2pm for approval, it's now too late. Whether it will open up again is of course anyone's guess, but at this point the thought is no.

    Further updates as events warrant! :rolleyes:
     

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