Virginia Nominations

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  1. fern2019

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    Senator Warner is continuing to hold interviews, Senator Kaine has not held interviews yet, and my representative had interviews two weeks ago.

    I haven't had my interview with Warner yet, but the interview with my representative's board went very well and I was told I would be notified before Christmas.

    Do any other Virginians know what Senator Kaine will be doing this year? Also, how did your interviews go? :smile:
     
  2. MammaMia

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    If I understand correctly, Sen. Warner is now interviewing for USMA nominations. The interviews for candidates seeking a nomination to USNA from his office were completed by November 15. (3 15-minute interviews with different interviewers, not all USNA grads. Nothing tough - the typical questions like "what will you do if you don't get a nomination," "what does honor mean to you," "tell me about a time you failed and how you dealt with it.") Last year, Sen. Warner notified before the end of December (around Christmas). Not sure what Sen. Kaine's plans are - we called his SA coordinator in November and were told they hadn't decided whether to interview or not. Since the MOCs in VA won't give more than one nomination to a candidate (according to Sen. Warner's committee), all interviews for candidates seeking nominations to all SAs have to be complete, and all the MOCs have to compare lists, before any results can be announced. I would not want the job of tallying results and de-duplicating the lists! Good luck to all VA candidates...looks like another few weeks of waiting.
     
  3. Pima

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    Actually, I bet it is very easy. The two Senators will shoot their list to all of the congressmen. They in turn will readjust their list. Warner being the Senior Senator will probably make the first slate, and than Kaine will use that slate to not duplicate. Once that is done, they shoot it out. Congressional MoCs have no ability to duplicate, so that is why they would, impo do a top down nomination process.

    I know a few years back that Eric Cantor did release prior to the Senators, but he also did principal. Additionally, than again he was the House Majority Leader in 2011, and the previous House Minority Whip from 2009-11.
     
  4. fern2019

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    Were there ever any exceptions to the no duplicate nominations rule?
     
  5. Pima

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    Yes, but on a whole it is rare in VA. Especially No. VA.

    I think the last time I read, the Senators have an applicant pool of 500-700 candidates. Combine the two senators and you are looking at 10-15% of the pool will get a nomination if each only has one slate to submit.
    ~ 4 SA slates of 10 X 2 Senators equals 80 max.

    There are 11 congressional districts in VA. At max they could give 440 nominatios, using one slate only.

    Doing the math if they spread the wealth, there still could be 200 left out in the cold.

    Caveat:
    Some Mocs will have two slates, and USMMA probably has less candidates than the big three. Yet, still if every MOC duplicated at least one candidate you would see the number nominated drop and leave people out in the cold.

    VA is considered a very competitive state, and nationally from an academic perspective they are the top.
    ~ It is not uncommon for many of them to be picked up off the national pool.
     
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  6. MammaMia

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    We were notified yesterday by the SA coordinator for our representative (Moran, VA-08) that nomination letters will be sent "in the next week or so." Fingers (and toes, ears, eyes) crossed.
     
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    EAR

    If you can cross your ears, that might be a DoDMERB disqualification
     
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    LOL!


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  9. MammaMia

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    DS received a letter today confirming his USNA nomination from Rep. Moran (VA-08). Very happy for him. And now...we wait some more!
     
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    Congrats to you and your DS!
     
  11. MammaMia

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    Thanks very much. Rep. Moran called just a short while ago to give us the news personally and to congratulate DS. He knows he has a way to go, but at least we can stop worrying about this part of the process. Best of luck to the other VA candidates...hopefully things will move quickly for everyone else.
     
  12. TV4caster

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    That is what Warner's office told us on the 15th when the last groups were going through for the USNA. And you are correct that the USMA interviews started this week. They said that they then compare the lists and try not to duplicate so that as many people as possible get a nomination. They said that some of Congress refuses to work with them so they can't completely spread the wealth like they would like to.

    We were told to expect the decision "before the Holidays"
     
  13. vshun

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    Son got Rep Wolf nomination

    Saturday received a letter of Wolf nomination (Loudoun county), DS now is very excited.
    He applied to all 3 academies (and all 3 ROTC programs) and AF was his top choice, followed by Navy then West Point. Since in Virginia MOCs coordinate we assume this is the only nomination he is getting, and Navy and West Point are off the table.
    Not sure if Wolf does principal nomination (and someone else got principal/alternative nominations and the rest are ranked), his letter says nothing to this point.

    Consider his chances of appointment to be somewhere between 30 to 50% at this point, so AF is still a reach for him. The other venues are engineering ROTC at Cornell (reach), VT, UT-Austin, UVA (matches), UC-Boulder(safety).
     
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    My ds got that letter, and a nomination to USAFA, as well! That is also his first choice, followed by VT, I would say. So maybe they'll run into each other, hopefully in Colo. Springs! :smile:
     
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    Indeed, my son attended a month in Governor's school in VT in his junior year and was pretty happy, and will be happy there as a good combo of decent engineering and it being Corp of Cadets with decent chances to become a pilot. It is pretty high on his list after 3 service academies. Good luck and maybe our kids will cross in AF or VT.
     
  16. fern2019

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    I received a nomination from Senator Warner to USMA and a nom from my congressman to USAFA :biggrin:
     
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    Fern - Congratulations. I have a nomination to USMA from Wolf. What is your top choice?
     
  18. TV4caster

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    Fern- Congrats! How did you hear from Warner?
     
  19. fern2019

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    Thank you. USMA is my first choice.
     
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    Thank you! I received an email from Warner.
     

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