Over-analyzing or no?

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  1. usna.hopeful19

    usna.hopeful19 Member

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    Had my senator interview. Went pretty well, but at the end the person who I think liked me a lot said "good luck" Does that come across anyone as kind of an odd thing to say? They make the decision and are wishing you good luck..
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    I would not read anything odd to it. That individual is not the sole controller of your destiny as he is part of a committee.

    I would also think that his wish of "good luck" is meaningful in that just because their office nominates you does not guarantee an appointment. So a wish of good luck is still appropriate.

    Good luck! :smile:
     
  3. MiddyB

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    ^Bingo. The 'good luck' thing is typical. They may give you a nom but the academy choses the appointee. I think that's what he was referring to.

    Try not to read into things. Everyone does it, they try to listen for keywords or clues. Don't. The only people that KNOW are those on the board. And you'll know soon after they know.


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  4. MarineDadHopefulNavySon

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    According to the information we received during CVW, if you get a nomination your chance of getting into USNA improves to 50%. Take that good luck and put it in your pocket!! And good luck :)


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  5. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    As a BGO, I typically wish my candidates "good luck." As in good luck with the rest of your senior year, good luck with becoming fully qualified, good luck with receiving an appointment, etc. It's meant as "wishing you well" and is intended to be encouraging.

    Obviously, more than luck is involved; it's simply a turn of phrase.
     
  6. wfitzmd

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    DS had his third MOC interview last week. Unlike the first two, the questions were much more challenging: " What's the difference between a commissioned officer and a non-com?"
    "What do you say to a mother who asks you to promise you will bring her son back" Describe your self with one word and explain. What is the mission of the Naval Academy? One of his letters of rec was from his Moral Theology teacher, and a couple of questions were about potential conflicts with morality and war. By some miracle he was able to provide the correct answer to com vs noncom, thoughtful responses to the "what if" question and was able to recite the mission of USNA (had memorized it during summer seminar). Interview ended with "you'll be hearing from us...good luck" delivered in a flat, dead pan manner. Who knows?
     
  7. nr116

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    sounds tough! what state is your son in?
     
  8. USNA_TF_12

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    I just interviewed with the same staff. Definitely different from the two senator's interviews! I was the first interview of the day, but the same questions were asked. I had also memorized the USNA mission, and they said that that was the first time anyone has ever recited the whole thing. Also different is the fact that there is a second round of interviews with the congressman himself for the most competitive candidates.
    nr116, this is a RI congressman.
     
  9. CAmom2015

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    My DD was asked what the mission statement was for her Congressional interview and she was not able to recite it. The questions were different from last year. Hoping that missing one question doesn't derail her from this second time on the roller coaster. She thinks she did well, otherwise.
     
  10. USNA_TF_12

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    I don't think that one question will ever remove someone from the running, especially a memory question about something most candidates won't know. I think it's one of those things that's positive if you do know it, but not a bad thing if you don't, as they don't expect you to. The only reason I knew it was because of summer seminar.
     
  11. mdn18

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    Ooh! That makes my interviews seem like a joke. Good for your DS to be able to handle those questions.
     
  12. 93Sir

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    My DS was wished good luck by the board members and got his nomination this weekend. Remember to stand out in all the right ways (engage other candidates in the waiting room, follow up e-mails etc) to the congressional staffer who arranges the interviews. I was told that he/she is really the one who has the ear of the MOC and helps direct decisions.
     
  13. Bailey8756

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    I'm hoping to hear from my congressman and senators soon


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