NJROTC nomination

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  1. Apache

    Apache Member

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    I recently joined an njrotc unit. We are a distinguished unit so we will have 6 nomination slots. I plan on applying for all the nominations open to me, but I was wondering if a jrotc appointment carries more or less weight then a congressional nomination. Your SNSI personally knows you and your strengths before he gives you a nomination, while a congressman just sees you in a file or interview. But the congressman has more people to choose from, and the SNSI can only choose cadets. So is a congressional nomination better, or are they the same, or is an njrotc nomination better?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. navy2016

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    From what I have read (most being congressman vs senator nom), a nomination is a nomination. A nom from a senator is not less powerful than one from the president.
    However, only about 20 (may not be exact, but the idea is not many) or so applicants will be taken on a JROTC nomination alone. Therefore, it is to your advantage to apply too all possible nomination sources.

    As you can probably see from the appointment thread for Class of 2015, one applicant has already received an appointment from a JROTC nomination.

    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=14742

    first page of posts explains the early appointment/nom
     
  3. Vignesh56

    Vignesh56 Appointed Candidate

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    Apply to all nomination sources as you can. A nomination is a nomination no matter where it is from. Getting one from the Vice President does not mean that it is more powerful than a JROTC nomination or that it guarentees you an appointment. Regardless, apply to your congressional sources and the vice president along with the JROTC. :smile:
     
  4. Apache

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    Thats what I plan on. And since it seems like from the link in navy2016's post that presidential and jrotc nominations are usually done faster than congressional nominations.
    So maybe it could benefit me because instead of sending a loa to a person still awaiting a nomination, and possibly not getting one, they could send it to the person who already has a nomination. But maybe not. Thanks for all the help.
     

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