Slates

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Raptor22, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. Raptor22

    Raptor22 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2013
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    9
    Im completely lost as to what slates are and what they mean. Can someone please explain them?
     
  2. rkv

    rkv Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2015
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    21
    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:

    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/nominations-faq.33450/

    and here:

    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/congressional-nomination-guide.42/
     
  3. Sneak

    Sneak Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2016
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    21
    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".
     

Share This Page