VP Nomination

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  1. Positivity

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    I was triple q'd awhile back. Today in the mail I received a letter stating that I received a VP nom. I called WP on the phone, and the individual I spoke with informed me that I was 'low on the vp nom list and to pursue a plan b.' I am super confused right now. I thought there were only a total of 5 Vp noms available to use at any given time. I want to believe that I have a chance at being accepted, but was told on the phone to pursue a plan b. Thanks.
     
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    It's the process and inaccurate terminology Although the Vice President's Office has delegate the nomination process to West Point, I don't think his office will be foregiving of West Point if they missed a chance to pander to potential voters. Things being what it is I would think someone getting a nomination from Vice President's office will vote for the vice presidnet in the future if he or she can.

    Have to make a distinction between appointment and nomination. VP can have five appointments at any time. "10 USC § 4342 - Cadets: appointment; numbers, territorial distribution" is misleading, but I believe correct intepertation is that the VP can nominate 10 candidates for each vacancy. If so, West Point has to give out 10 VP nominations, where only one candidate will be actually appointed. Hence if you are say #5 or below on the VP nomination order, your chance of appointment is very low.
     
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    It's almost worst to have my dream of going re-ignited per say by receiving a vp nom only to rank low on a list and not get it. cool.
     

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