Nominations showed up in portal, but says I received two from same source

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  1. ochoac2

    ochoac2 Member

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    I recently checked my portal and saw that my district nomination made it (green check mark). However, directly under that was an identical green check mark nomination with the same code. It looks something like this:
    NOMINATIONS
    (green check mark) MI02 Jan 5, 2015
    (green check mark) MI02 Jan 5, 2015
    Is this a technical error? How should I go about dealing with this?
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    If it's a technical error I wouldn't worry about it as they'll straighten it out. Note that it is possible to receive two nominations from the same source if that source has 2 open slots at the academy (ie. they currently only have 3 people at the academy of the 5 allowed). So it's possible it's not an error at all and you do, in fact, have two nominations. You would need to check with the nominating source to determine if this is the case.
     
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    Thank you. I wadls not aware the that you could receive two from the same source. I have inquired with the nominating source.
     
  4. honor25

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    I am curious if you heard anything from West Point concerning this. I have a similar situation.
     
  5. MemberLG

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    If you are in contact with your FFR and your FFR access the FFR website, he or she can tell you if your have two nominations or not. So if OAHAOC2 had two nominations, the FFR will see MI02X (x will be another number) and MI02Y (y will be another number). The numbering system for MOC nominatin for MI02 will be MI021, MI022, MI023, MI024, and MI025.
     
  6. ochoac2

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    I emailed him and he checked my portal and said it was not an error. This is what he said:
    "Your portal is correct. You received two nominations from the same congressional district (they nominated against two vacancies)."
    The Is the regional commander by the way. Does anyone know if this is good or bad?
     
  7. kinnem

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    It's good. It gives you two slates to compete on prior to moving to the national waiting list. It's sort of like having two power ball tickets instead of one.
     
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  8. JakeFromWisco

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    I was curios as to why I received two nominations from the same source as well. Good to know!

    To make sure I have this right, if a MOC gives out two nominations for two slots, does that mean he/she only nominated ten individuals? With each nominee receiving two nominations, instead of the normal ten nominees per slot?
     
  9. Sledge

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    Cannot be determined without additional information from MOC. MOC might not have had many candidates. Might have had only 12 candidates, sending 6 nominations on each slate. If 10 candidates, MOC could have nominated the same 10 twice. Or, if, for example, the MOC had 17 good nominees and two slates this year, the MOC could have nominated 10 on each slate with three "top" candidates receiving two nominations and everyone else receiving one.

    Just be glad you received two nominations. It gives you a better chance of appointment.

    An FFR needs to confirm, but I believe Admissions talks with MOC staff during this process. The MOC can do what they want, but I think Admissions can "encourage" them to nominate a certain way if it will help Admissions get who they want.
     
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  10. JakeFromWisco

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    That makes sense. I'll ask my FFR if I get a chance, but, as you say, I have a nomination. No need to worry!

    Thank you for the clarification.

    Also, thoroughly embarrassed by my mispelling in my last post. Curios is definitely not the same as curious.
     

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