turned down congressional appointment

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by 2Steaktacos, Apr 12, 2012.

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Girl from my high school got the nomination and then the appointment in our congressional district for Naval Academy.She turned it down yesterday and will to go to Rutgers. Does this mean that our congresswoman will have two openings for USNA for next year?

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Probably not. It will most likely go to one of the other candidates on the MOC's slate.

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Wouldn't that slot be given to a candidate on the NWL at this point?

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If it went to someone on the NWL wouldn't that make our congresswomen down one appointment at USNA? So instead of five she would have four?

On the other hand-if it went to someone else on our congresswomen's slate would that mean that at least one of the other 9 on the slate got a wait list letter? If that happened every where that would mean alot of wait-list letters around the country.

Just trying to figure it all out.

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Assuming the MOC submitted a list of 10 candidates (and not a single name) it means they all got nominations. The NA picked one from that list to offer an appointment. She turned it down so there are 9 others who can take that slot - at the discretion of the NA. In that case, the Mid would count against the 5 each MOC can have at the NA at any one time. If OTOH, the NA chooses not to pick one of those remaining 9, a slot opens in the class and can be from any district. That Mid would not count as one of the MOC's 5.

Do the math: in CT we have 5 MOC and 2 Sen = 7 slots (assuming they each have one opening) yet there were 19 or 20 plebes my DD's year. So 12/13 were nominated but did not count toward the 5 each could have attending.

I also think you're confusing the national pool with the wait list. The pool is all those candidates 3Q's with a nomination. It's from those that the class if filled out. (Math again: 435 MOC + 100 Sen = 535 Mids. Say the other nom sources = 400 (pres, vp, NAPS, foundation, fleet) 535 + 400 = 935. Class is 1220 so the other 285 come from the national pool. (All number made up for illustration.)

The wait list is (probably) a small number of candidates to whom the NA will offer an appointment in the event someone already in the 1220 declines at the last minute.

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My DS received his wait list letter. The letter stated that admissions had completed making their 1300 offers of appointment, with a class size of 1190 being the target. It also stated that now they will wait until the May 1st deadline to see how many offers are declined before they can determine how many (if any) offers can be made from the wait list. The letter went on to say that 70-120 candidates have been wait listed. So my assumption (and maybe it is a naive one at that), was that any declines will be left alone for now, since they have already offered more slots than exist at the moment. They actually NEED 110 candidates to decline.

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Also, this assumes the person referred to by the OC was slotted to the MOC. Just b/c you get a nom from an MOC doesn't mean you count against that person. You could be slotted to SecNav, for example. USNA could also move an appointee who received a nom from your MOC and was slotted to SecNav to now count against the MOC.

Most mids have no idea who they are slotted against and, quite honestly, it makes no difference. Once you have that appointment in hand, how USNA allocates your slot is completely irrelevant.

The nom process is extremely complex. I wouldn't worry about what happens. The kid who chose Rutgers is happy with her decision and, maybe, someone on the WL will also get good news.

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personal interest

in the interest of full disclosure-I am asking this because I am hoping that my MOC will have two slots next year-maybe to better my odds

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