NV Nominations

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  1. amnaok1

    amnaok1 Member

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    Hello,
    I have just completed all of the components of the nomination applications for my MOCs including the interviews this past weekend. I was wondering about when I can expect to hear back about a nomination. Additionally, I wanted to know what kind of system Nevada uses for these nominations, is it a principle nominate and alternates, or a rank of 10 candidates based on their competitiveness.
    Thanks
     
  2. parent

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    No way of knowing

    Now is the hard part waiting. there is no way of knowing.
     
  3. amnaok1

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    I hope the wait is over soon, its been a long road to this point!
     
  4. USNAco2019hopeful

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    Myself, a NJ candidate, feels your pain
     
  5. JoeyM

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    Hi, I'm a candidate from Nevada myself for the class of 2019. I also did the interviews this weekend too (I'm from southern NV, if it makes any difference).

    They use the latter form you described from what I understand. There are no principle nominations in NV, nor is it possible to receive two nominations in our state. I've spoken to a congressional staffer, and pretty much what they like to do is convene with the other offices to give nominations. For example, both Senator Reid and Congressman Heck's panel may like a particular individual candidate, so what they'll do is decide between their offices who will nominate that person (I think they usually prefer their congressional representative to nominate them above anything else). That way, we have the best chance to potentially send as many people as possible from our state to attend a service academy, rather than put all our eggs in one basket by giving out two nominations to a person, who may potentially not even receive an appointment. Remember, the number of nominations available depends on the number of vacancies that a Congressman has at each academy for the particular year. For each vacancy a Congressman can nominate ten candidates to compete for the appointment. Theoretically, there could be up to 50 nominations if all slots were vacant for a service academy. But only 5 of those 50 would receive an appointment.

    I was told again by this same Congressional staffer that you will hear something starting in January, so just be alert from the 1st all the way to the 31st.. Apparently they don't let us know any earlier as to avoid ruining our holidays if the chance we do not receive a nomination comes up haha.

    If you have any other questions PM me, glad I'm not the only Nevadan on here!
     
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  6. JoeyM

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    Update: I've been nominated to the USAFA by congressman Horsford. Check your mailbox! I received it today although it's dated Dec. 1st.
     
  7. amnaok1

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    Thanks for the help, Im from southern Nevada and will definitely be checking the mail for anything!
     

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