Nomination Question

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  1. johnnytsunami88

    johnnytsunami88 Member

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    One of my buddies from my High School got his appointment recently and we both had a nomination from the same congressman. Since he got the appointment on the congressman's slate does this mean my chances are dead? Or do I still have a chance on the National Wait List? Thank you.
     
  2. Fezio1993

    Fezio1993 Member

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    I'm not able to cite any specific source to answer your question, but by doing some math I think I can give you a little peace of mind.

    There are 435 Representative, and 100 Senators for a total of 535 Members of Congress.

    Add in 100 more Presidential appointments, and we are only up to 635 appointments.

    I know their are other sources of nominations and therefore appointments, but their must be numerous situations where a Member of Congress has more than one appointment come off of their slate.
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Assuming the MOC nom is the only nom he had or he was a principal nominee, then it's likely he got the MOC's nom.

    You and the other qualified nominees would go to the national pool. It's not a wait list -- you are competing vs. other qualified nominees for remaining appointments. As the above poster notes, there are more appointments than there are slots from the various sources. About 500 candidates (a very rough figure) each year are taken from the national pool.
     
  4. mfinlon

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    Some MOC's have multiple noms. Each MOC can have 5 nominees attending at one time so some years they can nominate more than one person. For each opening, they can nominate 10 people. So if they have one slot, they can put forward 10 names and can pick their top candidate, or rank them, or let the Academy pick. If they had two openings they would be putting forward 20 names--10 per opening. I also believe they have 170 slots for enlisted people coming in. Plus they have the ones coming in from NAPS. I have heard that most MOCs get numerous appointments due to people getting appointments to multiple Academies, etc.
     

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