Qualified status

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  1. faststreet

    faststreet Member

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    My DS's BGO said his status now shows as qualified and he needs to focus on the nomination. What does that mean? Can he still be considered for LOA?
     
  2. osdad

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    It means he has cleared one hurdle with two more to go: nomination and appointment.

    Yes, there is still time for the NA to issue a LOA but that should not be his focus. Even with a LOA he'd need a nomination. Focus there. Quickly! Many Reps and Sen's set Oct as a cut off date. Check yours now.
     
  3. faststreet

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    He's been working on nom for a while now. Mid October dates. Will have all paperwork completed. Thx
     
  4. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Amazing how BGOs can't remember how to follow policy.
    Did you email the BGO or did the BGO email you?
     
  5. faststreet

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    We updated him in an email about the DoDMERB qualification letter DS got in mail as DS had previously been DQ'ed and asked if he could tell us what my DS's status was. He just said he showed as qualified and should concentrate on nom now. Was that in error?
     
  6. Ex.BT.USN

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    The Error...

    faststreet,

    USNAbgo08 will add in or correct me where I am wrong so watch for the follow-up.

    As I understand it through other B&G posters, moderator posters, and and seasoned experienced posters the B&G is not to give out this information because of admissions confidentiality.

    "Amazing how BGOs can't remember how to follow policy." Follow Policy are the key words here!!

    More and more posts are indicating that if the B&G officers continue to issues this information there is a posibility that the academy will not give it to them anymore.

    You will ask why and for that I do not have an answer; however, it is becoming or is an issue. There are some behind the scene military formalities they need to be in control of.

    Hope this helps.

    All the very best to you DS...our DS is also walking the walk for the class of 2018. :thumb:

    PS: Our DS B&G interview went like this.

    1. Interviewed the family...
    2. Family left the house...not DS!
    3. B&G held a one on one with DS...
    4. Came back to the house 1.5 hours later...
    5. B&G said DS would not hear from him again unless DS was given an appoitment...

    This was back in either late June or early July, no word since!
     
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  7. trini1066

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    Pretty much how it worked for my DS Last year
     
  8. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Some BGOs probably don't read the bulletins that tell us not to give out the info. Others probably think they're doing candidates a favor by divulging.

    However, '08 is right . . . if it doesn't stop, the BGOs won't be given the info which will only (continue to) hurt our ability to help candidates. Unfortunately, it only takes a few . . . :rolleyes:
     
  9. Memphis9489

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    That's the way it should be, in my opinion.

    These other comments only serve to support what I've been saying for years - too many BGO's are far too proactive when it comes to helping the candidates under their charge. They should not be advocates for the candidates. They should be dispassionate evaluators of the candidate's suitability for an appointment. They should make themselves available to answer any questions or clear up any confusion the candidate may have about the process - when asked.

    I can see no reason why a BGO should make any unsolicited contact with a candidate beyond scheduling the required interview.
     
  10. faststreet

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    That is pretty much how ours went as well other than us reaching out to him two weeks later as courtesy with regard to the DoDMERB clearance. We were advised by a friend, who is a parent of a class of 2017 USAFA cadet, that we should work with the ALO/BGO as much as we can. Being new to this, we did not know it was improper to ask for a status update. I think we read a few posts that said to check with RDO or BGO for status updates, but I could be mistaken. Still learning the ropes.
     
  11. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    faststreet, it isn't your issue to worry about....it is on the BGO to know, especially when they are required to login into their system frequently and see this info.

    You can see the disconnect....Admissions stated they didn't want to give out the information (from one of your previous posts) and then the BGO gave it out.
     

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