Presidential Nomination Eligibility

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  1. 697biling

    697biling Member

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    I wanted to ask on the forum before I went and called admissions offices regarding my eligibility:

    If my father served 11 years active duty in the Navy and is now currently separated, would I qualify for the presidential nomination? My BGO said that I do, but I'm still a bit skeptical.

    If any further information is necessary to answer this question I'll do my best to provide it.
     
  2. ktnatalk

    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    Why don't you trust your BGO? Based on what you said, your father should have received a DD-214 stating the number of years he served. Send in a copy with the form and you'd have secured one source of nomination:

    https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Steps-for-Admission/Nomination-Sources/The-President-of-the-US.php

    https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/_files/documents/preslett.pdf
     
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  3. 697biling

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    I apologize for my skepticism. The following passage from the USNA website threw me off a bit:

    " A parent in the reserve must be serving as a member of a reserve component and be credited with at least eight full years of service (a minimum of 2880 points) or must be entitled to retired pay except that he or she is not yet sixty years old. Otherwise, the parent must currently be on active duty (other than for training) and have served continuously for at least eight years or have been retired with pay or granted retired or retainer pay."
     
  4. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

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    If it was only 11 years on active duty (not combined with reserve time, not retired and received a normal honorable discharge) the answer would be no. I would double check his DD-214 and contact USNA if their questions to clarify.
     
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