VP Nomination Question

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  1. areed

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    Getting ready to submit reference letters to Vice President Biden.

    I applying to both the Air Force Academy and to the Naval Academy and will check the boxes for both at Vice President's website.

    Should the letters of recommend that I receive a nomination for:
    1) the Service Academies?
    2) the Air Force Academy and the Naval Academy?
    3) the Air Force Academy (which is my first choice -- I already have 2 letters that say the Air Force Academy only and hate to ask them to redo it if it's not necessary, but I'm sure they would)?
     
  2. Mongo

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    For USNA, I would suggest that you follow the instructions which are to only send the application, not any supporting documentation.
     
  3. areed

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    I am a little confused about that part. Vice President Biden's website has 5 slots for uploading PDF files for reference letters. I have 5 people who have letters ready and would be willing to edit them before they sign then, but I need to let them know whether to specifiy both the AFA and USNA in their letters. Right now the letters I have in hand say " recommended for the Air Force Academy".

    His website also says " It is important that all correspondence subsequent to actual application (e.g. letters of recommendation, transcripts, ACT/SAT results). DO not send the information directly to the Vice President." I was assuming this means don't send your application materials for the SA to the VO, but do upload the 5 reference letters.
     
  4. aglages

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    I'd go with this choice....if possible. Although I think a character reference specifically about your special qualities and why the recommender thinks you can walk on water makes more sense.

    Question about the VP Nom: Do you think anyone actually reads the letters of recommendation or is it just a couple of noms that the VP gives to the SAs to use as they wish? Does the VP even have a nomination committee/ review board?
     
  5. areed

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    Yes, the letters are character references, but everyone wanted to be specific as far as the "I recommend part".

    ANyway, thanks!
     
  6. Mongo

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    USNA's position:

    The initial nomination process is simply a formality. My understanding is that each SA only receives a spreadsheet from the VP's office with a list of all who submitted the application in a timely manner. USNA then uses the standard application package to determine those who will be awarded appointments.
     
  7. aglages

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    Pretty much what I thought. I don't think the VP has anyone reviewing the apps or reading the recs.
     

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