ROTC Nomination Question

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  1. usmawebb

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    Hey guys, I have a question about ROTC nominations. I'm a second year applicant to USMA and I just put the ROTC nom form in the mail a few days ago. I'm wondering how competitive ROTC nominations are? I've been trying to search how many they give out, how hard it is to get one, etc., but I can't find consistent answers. If anyone knows or has any experience with these, any answers would be appreciated!
     
  2. Pima

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    It is very competitive.

    Don't quote me, but I could swear it is like Presidential, unlimited in numbers, but limited in charges. I think it is only 20 can be charge to ROTC, which will include not only college ROTC cadets, but certain JROTC cadets too.

    That being said, it is one more slate you are on before hitting the national pool.
     
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    So you're saying it might not be hard to get one, but it would be difficult to get an appointment using that as my nomination, right?
     
  4. Stevewar2

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    The process and getting the NOM is very easy. However, I'm sure hundreds of people are eligible. My D got that NOM and it does open up another "bucket" for USMA to put her in. She also has a "SDVET" NOM which is probably where she will actually get her appointment. Service Disabled Vet has 65 NOMs at the Academy, at one time, and I don't think they hit their number each year. She also has a MOC NOM. The more the merrier. It would be nice to see a breakdown of what NOMs are actually used.
     
  5. Pima

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    This is from an old thread, so things may have changed, but it does illustrate how it works, and why it is competitive. This was obviously from the AF side, but I am willing to bet it is valid for all SAs.
    As you can see that can be a lot of candidates if every ROTC det in the nation can nom up to 5, and every honor JROTC can nom 5, that would easily total in the hundreds for that one slate. It would not surprise me if that slate is larger than Presidential, which typically has 400-500 for their 100 charges. In the end 20 will be charged this way, but it would be better to be on more than one slate.
     
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    That makes sense now, thank you very much!
     
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    Noms (slate) or charges?

    If it is charges,than that is different.

    If it is 65 noms, than how many charges at any one time? Sorry, I am too lazy to investigate. I have no bone in the fight. I just want to be educated.
     
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    65 charges. @16 NOMs /year. I've heard less than 15 are qualified /year with this NOM for USMA.
     
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    For class of 2016,

    16 offers against ROTC nominations
    4 offers against SDAV nominations

    Source: AOG June 2012 meeting note
     
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    Numbers

    WOW! That seems so low for the ROTC charges. Does the Academy try to max out the MOC and Presidential NOMs first? Those numbers tell me that my D has two great NOMs, in addition to her MOC. :smile:
     

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