Nomination Question

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  1. paubin

    paubin New Member

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    I recently recieved my congressional nomination from one of my state's senators and was wondering how much this actually helps my chances of getting in. Does anyone know around how many candidates actually do recieve their nomination?
     
  2. falconfamily

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    Well, you have zero chance with out a nomination. ;) so congrats! That said, it is a very important step, I think about half of the applicants have some sort of nomination, a much smaller subset fully qualified with a nomination and this year the competition is brutal. As it stands the class of 2015 is smaller than the Senior (C1C) class and the class of 2016 will be smaller than 2015. Keep working at it and as many others have suggested, get as many nomination sources as you can. Good Luck!
     
  3. shoots1994

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    Once we get a nomination for a district, is it guaranteed that there will be an appointment offered to at least one person in that district?
     
  4. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    Yes. It's either the top candidate by WCS or the principal nominee/alternate (if the principal is not 3Q'd).
     
  5. Blackbird

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    Yes, each year one or two appointments will be charged to each MOC for their district or state. Each MOC can have 5 cadets at the Academy at one time. So most years there will be one appointment but occasionally the MOC will have 2 appointments in the same year.

    If the MOC uses the principal method for nominations, then the principal nominee will receive the appointment if they are 3Qed. Otherwise the candidate with the highest WCS on the MOC's slate generally receives the appointment. Why do I say "generally"? Because it is possible the candidate with the highest WCS has also received a nomination from another source. For instance, the candidate with the highest WCS on a MOC's competitive slate might get a Presidential appointment. The second highest may have received a ROTC nomination and their appointment was charged to that nomination source. The third highest scoring candidate received a principal nomination from another MOC and is charged to that MOC. The fourth highest scoring candidate was DQed for some reason while the fifth highest candidate accepted an appointment from another SA. So in this scenario, the sixth highest scoring candidate from the district would be inline to receive the appointment for the MOC.
     

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