Nomination Question regarding Foundation Preps

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  1. kar57

    kar57 Member

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    DS, current USNA Foundation prep student, has secured a nomination from his Congressman. Do any of you know how this affects that Congressman’s unranked slate – eg. If there is only one open spot for this MOC at USNA and the prep student receives the appointment (notification is usually mid-April for sponsored preps), is the MOC charged for that? Or does the prep student automatically get put in some other category, like the National Pool? Or some other third thing?
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Not sure. Does it really matter other than as a matter of curiosity?

    If he's a Foundation student and successfully completes the program, he will receive an appointment. That's all that matters!:thumb:
     
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    Who is "CHARGED" for the MOC might not be known but can be found with some diligent searching. I think DD was charged since we received a Capitol Flown Flag dated her Graduation from our Senator but am not sure. Of the ten for each slot they go to the National Pool and can be selected by the Academy for appointment without a congressional charge. All ten could theoreticaly recieve an appointment. Prep means they probably want them. Good luck.:thumb:
     
  4. kar57

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    I guess yes, it is partly curiosity, but mostly to share what just might be another possible reason for the “long” waits that some academy nominees must endure before hearing final decisions. :confused:

    If the MOC is in fact charged for a sponsored prep appointment and there’s only one slot open for that MOC, then no matter the decision (appointment/no appointment), none of the 3Qd nominees (sponsored prep, high school senior, reapplicant, etc.) will know his/her decision until early April when this year’s Foundation preps’ files are boarded. So for those of you waiting to hear, if you are up against a sponsored Prep for the one open spot, your wait will last another 3 months. :eek: So much waiting, for so many – but, as many have said, it’s the way of the military. In addition, as many have said, if you are a senior, don’t fret your final semester in high school away over a “wait,” and be sure to have Plans B, C, D, and maybe even E well in hand. And for reapplicants and preps, don’t let up now, keep working hard, right up to the very end - – another 90 days or so on top of the minimum 2+ years you’ve already spent applying/waiting/working hard/waiting/working Plan B or C or D or maybe even E/working hard/waiting will seem like a blink of an eye! :thumb:
     
  5. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    i would not assume that the Prepster will automatically get the MOC nom or that a Prepster being on the slate will delay the other 9 folks. Prepsters know that, if they successfully complete the program, they'll get an appointment with or w/o a nom. Most Prepsters get noms, but not all do.

    The NAPSters are slotted to SecNav. The 25+ Foundation folks may be slotted to an MOC or may not. In any event, assuming one Foundation person per MOC, that's only about 25 MOCs potentially affected -- out of about 550 (when you include Guam, Puerto Rico, DC, etc.).

    I've NEVER heard that folks are waiting for appointments due to Prep school folks being on an MOC's slate. Not saying it doesn't happen, but . . .

    Also, almost everyone without a principal nom or Pres nom and LOA hears in Feb. and March b/c slates aren't due to USNA until Jan. 31. So, I don't think anyone is waiting an extra 3 months.
     
  6. kar57

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    :thumb:…This is why the Service Academy Forum should consider making a lighthouse its “mascot” or “icon!” Just like a lighthouse beams light out in the dark seas letting the seafarers know what’s up, so do the Forum posters beam lights out in “dark seas” to let us confused types know what’s up!!!

    Thank you usna1985 and all others who continue to serve in this capacity!!! And for your patience! :smile:

    Oh, and this just came in the mail from the USNA Foundation Director (it’s a parent copy of the letter sent to the current preps):

    “…we will be taking the records of all Foundation sponsorees to the Admissions Board (AB) for final in early April 2013. …The AB will make one of three decisions on each record: scholastically qualified, not qualified, or deferred. The first case typically results in the offer of appointment (if the medical and physical aptitude tests are “Q”). The second obviously does not. The deferred status puts your record on hold, pending the receipt of another set of grades or other information that may be required to make their decision. After approval by the AB, your Senator and/or congressman will be notified of your appointment offer and you will then be informed by that source. Within a week or so, the USNA Nominations and Appointments Office should send you the hard copy offer. If you are deferred or if you have a Presidential nomination, I will be notifying you by phone the day after the Board meets. In any case, all of you should have ‘the word’ by about the middle of April.”

    Sooo…the conclusion I’ve drawn from usna1985's info. plus this letter is that even though the notification of the prep’s appointment in mid-Aprilish comes from the MOC who nominated the prep, that MOC isn’t necessarily charged for that appointment…and so the MOC’s open spot isn’t in some sort of no-decision limbo because of the existence of some nominated prep on the slate. And I think that's good news all the way around.
     
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    kar57 ... you've led the forum into virgin territory!:rockon:

    THANKS for sharing that letter. You've shed light and specific detail to a chronically foggy issue and process.

    Good wishes and blessings to you. Keep your eye open for shallow shoals and rocky shores.:angel:
     

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