nom interviews- done by branch??

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  1. hawk

    hawk ButterBar Dad

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    It's looking like one of DS's senator has structured their interviews by branch. IE: Navy at this time/spot, Army at another, etc.

    They also seem to be referring to the interview as interviewing for "your XYZ academy nom".

    IE: Based on either first choice or LOA one, almost seems to DS that he has been pigeonhole'd to just that academy. (just based on conversations with the staffers & the letters)

    While if a nom is going to be limited to just one, it's good that it's his 1st choice and the one where he has an LOA.

    But, he's hoping to be also be considered for nomination to the other academy's he's applied to, at least for his 2nd choice. He's told he's competitive there, just no LOA yet.

    is it common for Senators to only consider for one academy? We are in a very competitive state as far as senate noms go, and are wondering if that's a defacto policy?

    Or is it the fact that he has an LOA for his stated 1st choice that they just focus on that nom? (Especially since it would be no charge to the senator)

    Still not a bad position to be in, but of course DS would like the flexibility to be in the running for his second choice as well, which will not occur without a nom.
     
  2. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot Member

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    It happens both ways. It's totally dependent on each MOC.

    Either approach is fair, especially in this environment. It's not unreasonable for a MoC to expect candidates to know where they want to go. Candidates may see it differently.
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    ^^^

    Agree. Some MOCs (generally in the more populous/competitive districts where there are many more qualified candidates than noms) will only give one candidate one nom. Others may give multiple noms.

    It's up to your MOC and there's nothing you can do to change his/her approach. Sorry.:rolleyes:
     
  4. hawk

    hawk ButterBar Dad

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    Understood on all points. We were just curious if it was common practice.

    DS is not complaining, as it's a good problem to have (LOA aligned with 1st choice). Just was a surprise to see a senator nom process apparently narrowly focused in that same direction.

    The real impact seems to be to the academies who run later in their process. If candidates holding LOA to one academy are not even considered for noms to schools they do not have LOA for, then the nom pool for the later academies could be skewed.

    In any case, it's not something in the candidates control! :) as pointed out many times.
     
  5. aglages

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    Son had one senatorial interview yesterday and one today. Both specifically discussed his interest in only his top SA choice, but also asked if he was applying to more than one SA and which one(s). Son is feeling better about his choice to list one SA 1st with one Senator and a different SA 1st with the other. Who knows how it will work out but at least he thinks he is being considered for both. :cool:
     

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