Nomination "value"

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  1. mdn18

    mdn18 Member

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    Would a nomination from a Senator have more "weight" or "value" than a nomination from just a local MOC? Would a SA give a candidate more value if he/she was nominated by a Senator vs MOC? I was nominated by my MOC last year but this year I feel I have a good chance at a Senator nom - hopefully :rolleyes: I know it just takes 1 nom to be eligible for the coveted appointment, but I'm curious; are all nominations created equal?
     
  2. Iowa 73

    Iowa 73 Miner

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    I would say they have the same value as each has their own slate to fill. When you break down the numbers, you are probably better off with the Rep nomination: you are competing with the "9 best" from your district vs. the "9 best" from your state.
     
  3. MiddyB

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    They bear no "weight" to the Academy. Having an additional nomination just makes it easier for Admissions. It's another slate they can slot you to.


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  4. 93Sir

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    Would you mind explaining this further to me? My DS has three nominations. (Presidential, ROTC, and MOC) How does this make it easier for admissions?
     
  5. Craig

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    SLOTS

    You have all these people with NOMS. Some have LOA's, some don't. You have athletes. You have diversity goals. Etc. You have to make all the pieces you want fit. If you can only fit a piece in a single slot it becomes more difficult to accomplish your task.
     
  6. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    If a candidate "only" has an MOC nom, he/she competes vs. the rest of the slate and, if someone else off the slate gets the appt, goes into the national pool.

    If that candidate also has a Pres nom, the candidate also competes vs. others w/Pres noms and, if he/she doesn't get the appointment, goes into that national pool.

    The candidate then (and this could actually be in any order) competes vs. those with other NROTC noms . . .

    So with more than one nom, there are more buckets of competition before going to the national pools. That said, many many candidates with only one nom source receive appointments.
     

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