Nomination Question?

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  1. globalview2

    globalview2 Member

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    How do I go about attaing a nomination to USMA and USAFA? On the nomination packet should I list both as my number one option. Each academy right now seems to be just about equal.
     
  2. Szpieg

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    If you have a USMA portal, it tells you your congressman/woman, and senators, just go to their site and look up constitutent services =]
     
  3. tbird13

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    Unfortunately you are probably going to have to make a first choice. Your congressman cant give you a nomination for both academies at once. What he can do is give you a nomination to your second choice if you do not meet criteria for your first choice due to high competitiveness. You could maybe make a note that you have a high interest in both academies, but I wouldn't mark both as your first choice because that wouldn't be following the directions given to you. West point and all of the service academies are about attention to detail and following instructions. Give it some thought.
     
  4. 2012Cadet

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    some say this isn't right (don't know why) but i might do it...if you're willing to risk it...say 1 is your first choice for one nomination packet and say the other is your first choice for another nom packet
     
  5. mom3boys

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    Depends where you are; if you are in a district that doesn't get as many requests, you might be able to get a nom to both. Also, if it's a year with two openings, you might make both lists. My son requested USMA first on his apps...but then he heard from the senator first that he was nominated. So, he called the congressman and asked if he could switch and get a nom for USNA (just to keep his options open). He had an LOA, so he only needed the one nom. Because he was a strong candidate, the congressman did that for him. In some other areas, it might not have been an option.

    Go Army!
     
  6. Szpieg

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    i asked my congresswoman and she said only one nom to only one school...=[
     
  7. cjs

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    Our Congressman nominated some kids to more than one academy so it can be done. There are kids in my son's schools that got nominated to 2 or more academies.
    One of our Senators made you pick one academy only, one told you to rank them.

    It must all depend on the are in which you live.
     
  8. Szpieg

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    does west point choose students and try to have people from all around? or just the people they want with disregard to their region?
     
  9. America's Finest

    America's Finest USMA Cadet

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    They are obligated to take one person per Congressman and Senator per slot they use. After that its a national competition.
     
  10. vampsoul

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    I was only allowed to choose 1 academy for each senator, and my congressman had me number my choices. Bottom line: I had to choose. It took a lot of research, visits to all multiple academies, and many conversations with those who have or are serving to decide. Do the legwork, soul search a bit, and go for what's in your gut.
     

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