Who's Next in Line?

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  1. kent2015

    kent2015 Member

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    I posted this in a below thread on principal noms but felt it was kind of piling on.

    As mentioned by an poster in that thread, If a principal nom isn't found 3Q'd, then their appointment goes to the "next in line" on the slate. Just curious if this thought process also applies for those Principal noms who get appointed and choose to go elsewhere for college.

    Would someone directly behind the candidate appointed but declining the offer, be the next principal nom, or simply remain in the national pool and have as good a shot as anyone else there?


    (PS I totally recognize that in the end it does not matter, and I will hear back eventually, but while I'm waiting this is an amusing question)
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    "Next in line" is the process if the MOC submits a ranked slate (principal with ranked alternates). If the MOC submits a principal with competitive alternates, the person "next in line" is the one of the remaining 9 the SA deems most qualified.
     
  3. Spud

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    And it gets even more complex. The Academy does not (repeat "not") have to go back to the MOC's slate to give that available appointment. If the principal cannot or will not accept the appointment for any reason (not 3Q'ed, medical, injury, declines appointment, etc.....anything), the Academy with, no required explanation, can go to another source for that appointment leaving the other 9 on that list hanging. This happened in our state and, needless to say the MOC was pretty irritated when it became clear what was happening and let the Academy know. Most of the time the Academy does go back to that original list but not always.

    In the spirit of full disclosure, in this instance the Air Force Academy pulled this stunt but the rule applies to all service academies. In defense of the use of this rule, though, there would be instances where fairness would be behind this such as if an MOC has an inordinate amount of people in NAPS and foundation schools. The Academy could easily justify doing this by charging the appointment of the NAPSter to the MOC rather than picking up one of the remaining 9.
     
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  4. kent2015

    kent2015 Member

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    Wow, all very interesting! Thank you both for sharing
     
  5. dznavy19

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    Is it safe to say that all principal appointments have gone out?
     
  6. USMAROTCFamily

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    Not if they are still waiting on a medical waiver.
     

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