Presidential Nomination Question

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  1. iceman92

    iceman92 Member

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    Does anyone know the address that candidates are supposed to send their letter requesting a Presidential Nomination to? I have seen several different addresses, but I'm not sure which one is correct.

    Thank you for your help!
     
  2. Pima

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    You do not apply for Presidential, your parents ask for the nom. They should be able to find out through their base education dept. They will be required to show that they have the min requirements for the Presidential, which means they must prove through their military records, something you will not have access to.

    For people new to the site or lurking, only military can receive a Presidential. It is tied to the amount of time they have served. There are no max numbers given out, only max appointed (100). Typically 450+ apply for Presidential.

    To me the real perks of the Presidential are:
    1. If you have an LOA, you will get an apptmt as soon as the AFA acknowledges the nom.
    2. It allows your packet to go up earlier than the "typical candidate", you should still apply for the VP, and all 3 MOCs.

    "typical candidate" will not get their nom until end of October, and for some it could be as late as the end of January. You can't meet a board until you have a nom. THUS, if you are the "typical candidate" apply for the VP, because you will get the nom and meet a board while you wait for the MOC.

    Remember you only need ONE NOM to get an apptmt. Just because you get a NOM from the VP that does not mean you will be CHARGED to them, same with Presidential, ROTC, or MOC's.
     
  3. iceman92

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  4. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Actually you write directly to the USAFA/RRS folks requesting the Presidential or other "military related" nominations.

    Here's an example letter from USAFA (their website):
    *********************************************************
    SAMPLE LETTER
    Use this format for any of these categories: Presidential, Children of Deceased or Disabled Veterans, Military or Civilian Personnel in a Missing Status, or Children of Medal of Honor Recipients.

    Chief, Selections Division
    HQ USAFA/RRS,
    2304 Cadet Dr., Suite 200
    USAF Academy CO 80840-5025

    Dear Chief, Selections Division:

    I wish to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy and to serve in the United States Air Force. I request a nomination under the (name of appropriate category) for the class that enters the Academy in June 20__.

    My pertinent data is:
    Name (print name exactly as it appears on the birth certificate, or if legally changed, attach a copy of the court order):
    Social Security Number:
    Permanent address (street, city, county, state, zip code):
    Temporary address (if applicable):
    Permanent phone number and area code:
    Temporary phone number and area code (if applicable):
    Date and place of birth (spell out month):

    If member of military, include rank, regular or reserve component, branch of service and organizational address including PSC Box Number:

    If previous candidate, indicate year:

    Information on parents:

    Name, rank, social security number, component and branch of service:

    If your parent is on active duty, attach a statement of service dated and signed by current personnel officer specifying all periods of active duty and any breaks therein.

    If your parent is retired or deceased, attach a copy of the retirement orders or casualty report; include Veterans Administration (VA) claim number and VA office where the case is filed, if appropriate; include brief statement with date and circumstances of Medal of Honor award, if appropriate.

    Sincerely,

    Signature
    **********************************************************

    The parents MUST be involved obviously since the military statement of service is required, but its all sent to USAFA.

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  5. iceman92

    iceman92 Member

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    Thanks flieger! I did not know the correct address to send my letter to, but you have answered my question perfectly.
     
  6. bandit

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    I keep seeing this reference to not being able to "meet a board" until after you have a nom. Please explain then how a LOA is sent to candidates before they have a nom. Are you saying that candidates that get a LOA get it some way other than "meeting a board?"
     
  7. 2011's Mom

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    You are correct. While some on the forum indicate you cannot go to the Board without a nom, that is inaccurate. Files go to the Board as soon as they are complete (excluding the nom and DoDMRB). The Board makes a decision to either give an appointment/LOA or not. If no appointment/LOA it goes to the Board the following week (kind of a second look). If no LOA on look #2, then it is set aside until either a nomination is received or the file has been updated (new SAT/ACT, new awards or whatever, these updates increase the WCS) hence the suggestion that candidates submit the file early and update their file with substantive changes regularly.
     
  8. falconchic88

    falconchic88 Member

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    I don't think this is correct unless this just changed this year, the applicant does request a Presidential Nom. There is a format for it along with the address on the admissions website. With the application you have to send documention of eligibility..ie, photo copy of parents active duty id card, reserve points listing, etc, the sample application will tell you what you need to send. The address DS usedlast year is on my old computer, but you should be able to find it online. It went to the Directorate of Admissions at USAFA. If I can find the address I'll come back and post it.
     
  9. falconchic88

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    Well, I see in the time it took me to type this my response is OBE now, LOL
     

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