Question about Appointments

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by midwannabe, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. midwannabe

    midwannabe Member

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    I am triple Q'd and nominated. My representative did not list a preferred candidate on his list, so I understand the 10 people on his list are competing against each other for an appointment.

    I understand that if I am not the one chosen, then I would go into a nationwide pool of candidates that the Academy will choose from.

    The question I have is this: Does the Academy take geography into account when it is making those choices out of the nationwide pool? Does the academy try to avoid taking too many candidates from the same district even if those candidates are more qualified than candidates elsewhere?

    I live in a congressional district that is academically very strong and has lots of good candidates. If I am rated superior to a candidate elsewhere, could I still lose out on the appointment because the academy is trying to balance out the class geographically?
     
  2. CandidateElias15

    CandidateElias15 USNA '15 Appointee

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    I dont think so; if there is a need to balance candidates by geography, that would be the point in having both congressional and senatorial nominations with appointments.
    They say 1/3 of Annapolis is from Texas, so take what you want from that.
     
  3. USNA1982BGO

    USNA1982BGO Retired Staff Member

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    Appointment sources are:
    Presidential
    VP
    Senator
    Congressperson
    Active/reserve duty
    ROTC Commander

    Few will be selected appointed by the USNA Superintendent.
    Please go to the USNA web site and review the section on appointments.
     
  4. Whistle Pig

    Whistle Pig Banned

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    Slight correction ...those noted by 1982 are NOMINATION sources. All appointments are provided directly from USNA, altho for political purposes, the nominators are often provided the privilege and opportunity of informing/announcing specific appointments to constituents.

    I am unaware of specific attention being given to geographic diversity to those in the national pool. Conversely there is a subset that would reflect geographic diversity on the basis of racial/ethnic diversity since there are key target cities where focused attention has been given to enhancing the applicant pool. Thus it is logical assuming that these specific geographic targets are disproportionately represented in the national pool. And beyond that, with this specific subset being deemed a priority need of the Navy ...well the point is that geography does become an important factor beyond the initial MOC/Senatorial/etc. appointments.
     
  5. USNA1982BGO

    USNA1982BGO Retired Staff Member

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    Thanks for the correction; I read it incorrectly!
     
  6. MomoftheMagik

    MomoftheMagik Member

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    Last year at this time, the answer I needed to hear most of all was this...There is no mathematical or logical way to determine what the outcome of your wait will be beyond what you have already done to become 3-Q'd with a Nom. Congratulations!! Now, if you have things that you feel could be improved, keep working. You have until March 1st to turn in info to admissions, if I'm not mistaken. If you feel you have turned in the best possible package...Go out there and enjoy the next few months with family and friends! June 30th will be here before you know it!
     
  7. summer1942

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    Can someone explain to me about this statement . I do not understand it. Texas still has 2 Senators. Even Texas can has few more Representatives than other states, It can not get 1/3 appointment.

    Thanks
     
  8. luckymacy

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    That's nothing, I think 1/3 of the air force academy comes from Georgia and they are puny compared to Texas. :rolleyes:
     
  9. WestTexasmom

    WestTexasmom Member

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    I think they just say that because Texans tend to be a LITTLE vocal about being from Texas. So it seems everywhere you go on the Yard, you meet a Texan!:thumb: or maybe:redface: I guess I can't hide behind :cool: with my username!
     
  10. CandidateInSD

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    Those darned Texans, they do everything bigger :wink:
     
  11. jennyp

    jennyp Parent

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    Summer1942: Just hearsay.......from someone who is a candidate. Obviously just an off the cuff statement from someone who really doesn't know. And to my knowledge, these type of statistics are not released anywhere.
     
  12. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Just in the interests of accuracy, while it probably seems that 1/3 of mids come from TX, CA typically ranks #1. I think TX is #2. PA, FL, VA, and MD are also big contributors. USNA used to publish this info -- it still may.

    Yes, the big states have the same # of senators, but they have more reps and many of these candidates are well qualified and thus do well when they enter the national pool.
     

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