Now What??

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by rhaley9, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. rhaley9

    rhaley9 Member

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    Hi All,

    Earlier in September I received an LOA and the only checkboxes I needed to complete were the nomination and the medical. I was recently deemed medically qualified by DODMERB and have applied for all possible nominations. My MOC's don't even start interviewing until mid november and i was just curious if my LOA will help me get a nomination. I saw on the bottom of my LOA that my MOC's offices were all cc'd, so I assume that the academy wants them to know but I am not sure. Any insight would be very appreciated!!

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  2. AikiBudo

    AikiBudo Member

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    Congrats on the LOA! While it is not a guarantee of receiving a nomination it is as close as you can get without having the nom in hand. Appling to all possible nominating sources gives USNA more options with "finding" you a nomination. Most MOCs are happy to help USNA get the people they want. Good Luck!
     
  3. fishbowl

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    I'm guessing that you may be a candidate from NJ since my now-Youngster was in your same position back in September 2009. If so, even though your MOCs were copied, it might be a good idea for you to also notify them separately of your LOA. My kid went to the nomination interviews (held jointly by the two Senators with a separate one for our Representative), and they were surprised to see the copy of the LOA that my Youngster brought to the interviews.
     
  4. TheDukeOfEarl

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    A related posting on the USMA forum here may also help shed some light. Note the second posting on this linked page (start with the posting by user "chief_bs" and read the responses to it as well):

    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=21645&page=16

    It conveys the possible difference between how MOC's handle those with LOAs and those without. For those candidates with an LOA in hand, it is a hopeful posting in terms of your chances for nomination in terms of where you end up on your MOC's nomination slate (LOA helps, which is no surprise). And even for those without an LOA in hand, it means that there are likely more slots available than originally thought.
     

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