Waiver Denied - MoC Interview/Choice Ranking?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by lotrjedi13, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. lotrjedi13

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    Hello all,

    I was recently notified that my medical waiver was denied for USNA (already talked to Mr. Mullen, who was more than helpful:smile:). I'm sending in a rebuttal, but it seems like it will be a longshot.

    Now, I'm wondering whether I should cancel my MoC interviews for USNA. I listed it as my first choice on my MoC's apps, but since it appears I won't be able to attend there, that ranking could leave me in the sticky position of having a nom to USNA (if I get one) when I can only be medically Q'd to attend my second choice (USMA).

    Has anyone been in this position before?

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. jscam87

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    Sorry to hear about the roadblock on your first choice. I think there are more informed people than myself so I'd really like to see another response before I chime in. It might be helpful if you could update how your MOC's recommend. For their proceedures, do you list the Academies in order of preference, or can you only ask for a nomination for one Academy per MOC?
    Good Luck!
     
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  3. lotrjedi13

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    All three of my MoC's have it set up so that candidates can rank up to all four SA's requiring noms in order of preference. Personally, I only was interested in USNA (1) and USMA (2), so those are the only two I ranked.
     
  4. mom3boys

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    You can call and talk to the MOC's staffer and have them change the ranking on your app. You could write a letter explaining the situation. Will you have a chance to remediate the DQ before the interview? If it's a non-negotiable, you are better off contacting the MOC up front, in my opinion. Depending on how competitive your area is, you can sometimes be switched to another slate after the fact. I've seen that in my area; not sure about if others do that.
     

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