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  1. Educated1

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    Before anyone wonders about the high numbers, understand that with 5 students per SA at any one time, every few years, each MOC has 2 slots open at the same SA, meaning he/she can nominate 20 people. And, as we frequently remind people on these boards, it's not uncommon for quite a few of the 10 nominees per slot ultimately to receive appointments from another source. Thus, the fact that someone lives in a district doesn't mean the nom came from that MOC. Some of these appointees obviously received noms from other sources (Pres, Senators, SecNav, etc.).
     
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    *Wonders at the high numbers*

    :biggrin:
     
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    Wow in GA

    U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-09) issued the following announcement that 18 young men and women from the 9th Congressional District have been appointed to four service academies:

    Public relations is an art that any seasoned politician know the value of. But if you read it carefully, it doesn't say he nominated them.
     
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    I also noticed that. MOC give out NOMINATIONS ......not APPOINTMENTS. The Service Academies issue the appointments. Often times, local news articles mix up the two terms since they aren't actually familiar with the details associated with the application process. Or the article is cleverly worded to say the 'congressman congratulated X on receiving an appointment to Y'.

    The actual NOM's can come from various sources as 1985 indicated above.
     
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    Correct on the two items above, I was really just expressing and confirming other posters who say northern Virginia is such a competitive area. This is proof that the SA's will use available slots (due to unqualified candidates, less qualified candidates or general lower interest) from other nominating sources for candidates that are highly qualified in highly competitive areas.
     
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    If memory serves (not usually!) there were 19 plebes in my DD's class (not counting the NAPsters) - CT has 5 congressional districts. If we assume her nom when against Sen #1 (LOA + nom) that leaves 18 for 1 Sen and 5 Rep's. Do the math. This year's incoming class was larger still.

    So the appointments are coming from somewhere.
     

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