question about nomination/LOA

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  1. cricket

    cricket Member

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    Although I think I know the answer to my question, I just want reassurance--it seems at every turn, what we think we know is never the whole story. DS received a LOA in October stating that all he needed was a nomination; today, we received notification that he has been nominated by our congressman. So...can we safely assume that he is basically in?
     
  2. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    As long as he is triple qualified with a nomination, he is guaranteed an offer of appointment.

    It's written in the letter. If you don't believe it, you can call Admissions and be certain. But the letter is pretty clear about it.
     
  3. AikiBudo

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    Yep. If you meet the conditions listed on the LOA (a nomination in your case) you will recieve the appointment offer in a BFE. Congratulations!
     
  4. cricket

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    Thanks. It makes sense and I know it but still...seems too unreal! Son is super excited!
     
  5. Whistle Pig

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    Just you wait ... until that envelope arrives. One of life's grand, magical moments. Few like it. Congrats. "In!" Now, don't allow anything to jeopardize that prized slot and opportunity of a life. :thumb:
     
  6. AF6872

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    He should be excited. :thumb: Get out the bubble wrap.:shake: Best of luck.
     
  7. Candidad

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    Congratulations! My son finds himself (as of yesterday) in the same situation.

    I see a lot of references to bubble wrap in the congratulatory threads, and I understand what is behind it, but doesn't bubble wrap suffocate?

    I know it makes sense not to spend spring semester bungee jumping or sky diving every weekend (might as well wait until they show up at West Point, Annapolis, or Colorado Springs), but I hope the whole bubble wrap thing is mostly tongue-in-cheek. These kids still have sports to play, weights to lift, and cars to drive. Stuff happens. It is a risky world and they are all willing to take on great risk in service to their country. Shouldn't bubble wrap be left in the box?
     
  8. AikiBudo

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    Congratulations Candidad! We just wish we could bubble-wrap the kids and hide them away until I-Day. My DS didn't change anything he was doing after getting the early appointment and played Lacrosse in the spring but getting injured was always in the back of my mind if not his. Can't show up on I-Day with a broken leg.:smile:
     
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  9. MIDNDAD

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    You are correct in the tongue in cheek nature of the "bubble wrap" comment. However, there is a serious side to it as well. Every year there are 1 or 2 cadidates that are refused entry on I-day becuse they have not healed from injuries.

    Durring my daughters I-day I watched a young man bawling his eyes out, as his parents led him away. He had broken his arm a month before and it was not fully healed. The whole family was devestated that day.

    You can't stop your kids from living and having fun, but as a parent you try and guide them away from high risk of injury activities.
     
  10. 1964BGO

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    The allusion to bubble wrap is multi-faceted, at least from the SA's perspective. They obviously are not going to be willing to deal with an appointee who arrives on I-day disabled to the extent they cannot physically participate in plebe summer - no brainer there. The other aspect is that reporting appointees need to keep clear of scrapes with the law. The first indication of this concern will arrive with the reporting packet. One of the problems is that it defies logic to take in someone who has a record of problems. The other aspect is that the midshipmen will have to be able to pass a background check in order to receive their security clearances... if they can't get a security clearance they are of little use to the service. The best advice is to enjoy the foreshortened vacation, but do so responsibly.
     
  11. Longhorn

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    Naval Academy BFE- What is inside the package?
     
  12. Dolphins2012

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    BFE includes:
    Letter offering appointment from VADM Miller. Certificate of Accomplishment memorializing the offer in a blue, vinyl, diploma like folder with a USNA fact sheet (a reminder that you don't have the appointment until you've accepted it). A work out routine sheet. A criminal background check form. A pamphlet of a "what to expect" nature. A form describing required proof of citizenship to be submitted. An acceptance/decline form.
     
  13. Team Mom

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    In additions to what Dolphins2012 noted, there was a form called "US Naval Academy Applicant Statement of Understanding Regarding Body Alteration".
    You basically need to say "Yes" or "No" to the answer wether you have tatoos and/or other body ornamentation and sign the form. You need two signatures; yours and witness's.

    BTW, was that OK for a Mother to be a witness to this form? The form did not specify who can witness the form, so I signed it as a witness.
     

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