Not a principal nominee?

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  1. vamom15

    vamom15 New Member

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    We live in VA - my daughter received a nomination from Senator Kaine, who said he is using the competitive method of nomination, and from our Congressman, who said she is not the principal nominee, but an "alternate". Does having the second congressional nomination help her application, even though she is an alternate? Many thanks.
     
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    NavyHoops Moderator

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    Any time you are on multiple slates that is a good thing. More possibilities to be slated! As you know VA is extemely competitive and for her to have noms is awesome! Remember since she has a Nom that means if she doesn't win her slate she can move to the NWL and get appointed from there. So hang in there and good luck!
     
  3. Letsdothis

    Letsdothis Member

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    I think that has to be a good thing. I'm impressed she has two VA nominations! And- I think our senator's slates do well in the national pool. Well done! What district are you?

    DS received the principal nom for our district. He didn't receive senatorial noms. But that's ok.... We are happy!
     
  4. Letsdothis

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    And I think, as in don't know for sure, that alternate means she's not the principal, but is one of 9 unranked nominations. She's not really an "alternate" in the usual sense of the word. At least that's my understanding.
     
  5. vamom15

    vamom15 New Member

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    We are in the 7th district -Richmond
     
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  6. F15DOC

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    Does the nomination show up on the USNA application page?
     
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    vamom15 New Member

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    One does, we just received the second today.
     
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    Interesting, so the nomination shows up on the application even as an alternate....
     
  9. o'boy

    o'boy New Member

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    where does it say you are an alternate or a primary?
     
  10. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    As far as I know, nominations posted on CIS do not indicate the method the MOC used, therefore, you will not see an indication of primary or ranked/unranked alternates.

    There isn't really a significant advantage to a principal nomination...it DOES NOT necessarily mean that if the candidate is 3Q'd, they will be offered an appointment.
     
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  11. Letsdothis

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    hope that's not true in our house..... We are going to stay positive that principal is a very, very good thing.
     
  12. Letsdothis

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    The congressional nomination appeared in the portal?
     
  13. TheSavage44

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    Don't be too concerned about it. Of the three congressmen with whom I had an interview, I was the number 2 guy for 2 of them and a competitive alternate for the third. I was later accepted straight into USNA following my senior year and graduated with the class of 2013.
     
  14. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    That is what Savage meant (Congressmen = 2 Senators and 1 Congressman). Some MOCs will allow candidates to obtain every nomination possible and some put constraints. So what happens in one part of the country doesn't necessarily happen in another!
     
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