Ranked Competitive Slate?

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  1. aglages

    aglages Parent

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    What is the difference between the ranked competitive slate method of nominations and a principal nominee with alternatives method? The end result seems to be about the same and I'm wondering if there are (any) differences. If I understood my son's SA MOC rep correctly, I believe they are submitting a ranked competitive slate of nominees.
     
  2. JohnUSAFA

    JohnUSAFA USAFA 2015 Appointee

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    Ranked competitive: MOC submits 10 nominees, the academy chooses
    Principal: MOC picks the top nominee, that nominee gets an appointment and the other 9 compete in the pool of remaining appointments
     
  3. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    The term "ranked competetive" does not exist.

    There are 3 methods of submitting nominations from a MOC:

    1. without ranking,
    2. with a principal candidate and nine ranked alternates, or
    3. with a principal candidate and nine unranked alternates.
    When the Member specifies a principal candidate, that individual will be appointed to a DOD academy as long as he or she meets all other admission criteria. If the principal candidate is disqualified, the service academies
    will appoint the first fully qualified, ranked alternate, if specified by the Member.

    In circumstances where Members do not specify a principal candidate or ranked alternates, one individual from among the Member’s nominees who is found to be fully qualified will be appointed by the academies to serve as cadets.​

    One can only logically conclude that he means #2, as that is the only method that ranks all 10 nominees.
     
  4. aglages

    aglages Parent

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    One can logically conclude this if I didn't misunderstand what was said to me. :redface: I'm sure I heard "ranked" & "slate", so yes I would agree that #2 is the logical choice. We have reason to believe my son is #1 on the list so of course we are hoping for either #2 or #3.
    Thanks for the explanation.
     
  5. Mongo

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    Improper terminology, I agree. The unranked slate is often referred to as a 'competitive' slate. Therefore, I would guess that they were referring to #3. Ranked #1 and competitive remainder of the list. Get a clarification.
     

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