Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Raptor22, Mar 26, 2016.
Im completely lost as to what slates are and what they mean. Can someone please explain them?
I'm not an expert. However, "slate" is the name given to a list of candidates when your nominating source, typically Member of Congress or Senator, chooses to provide a SA with multiple names for the slot or slots which may be available. There are different types of slates: (i) “Principal Nominee with Competitive Alternates”, (ii) “Principal Nominee with Ranked Alternates”, and (iii) "Competitive Slate". All the gory details may be found in the stickies for the Nominations forum, here:
Simple answer: Members of Congress can nominate up to 10 candidates for each slot that they have available per service academy. That is their "slate".
Separate names with a comma.