No Nomination

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  1. Bball23

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    I applied to USAFA and USMA and received a MOC nomination to USMA. What are my options relative to receiving an appointment to USAFA?
     
  2. Pima

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    Did you apply for the VP nom?
     
  3. Bball23

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    Yes, I applied for a nomination from the VP, 2 senators and my representative.

    Received nomination from our Representative to USMA, did not receive a nomination from either senators. I have not heard anything from USAFA on 3Q status, all I know for sure is I DoDMERB medically qualified. :smile:
     
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    In your online portal to your application, there is a section that says WHAT NOMINATIONS you have received. If there are NONE there, then you can't receive an appointment. However; that's not to say that the academy still can't use a VP nomination for you. Or, there are a few "Superintendent" nominations that the academy can use. Some are used for athletes and some are used for individuals they really want but for numerous reason that I can't list them all, weren't able to receive a nomination. Yet, they are a very solid candidate. E.g the perfect application, but the individual grew up overseas because of their parent's job and they really didn't have a MOC to get a nomination from. But again; you'd have to have the PERFECT application.

    The fact that you did receive a nomination to West Point from a MOC means you "Could have" received one to air force. But if you didn't, then the chances are slim for an appointment to air force. But it is still possible; but you MUST have a nomination. Looks like VP is your only hope. Sorry if this isn't the most encouraging answer, but the truth is what it is. Best of luck. Mike....
     
  5. Bball23

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    Sir,

    Thank you for the response. Our congressional representative typically only issues 1 nomination each to Army, Navy and Air Force to a select group of candidates. (in the case of USMA I was 1 of 7, he nominated 9 candidates to USAFA). Those that chose the Merchant Marine Academy as a 2nd choice were given an additional nomination. USMA was my first choice, and I am very happy I was able to earn a nomination. AFA was Plan A-, looks like my position is not good. Plan B is quite solid, as I received an Army ROTC scholarship to my first choice school. All is good!!:smile:
     
  6. Christcorp

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    Considering a MOC is allowed to nominate 10 people for each available slot she or he has, it makes absolutely no sense to only nominate 7 or 9 people for a slot. Not unless your district and state had some marginally qualified applicants and you MOC didn't feel good about nominating them.
     
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    I have no way of knowing if my MOC had marginally acceptable candidates that the panel did not feel were qualified. What I do know is 29 candidates were selected for nomination to all 4 service academies this year (per his press release). We heard that 120 applications were submitted, not sure how many came in for the panel interview. In 2011, there 32 nominations issued by my MOC. His panel is made up of academy graduates/career military officers with a few key civilian members.

    I am grateful to be one of the select few to receive a nominatioon.:smile:
     

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