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2020 Nominations

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Mudge540, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. Mudge540

    Mudge540 Member

    Jan 4, 2015
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    Hoping to gain a Nomination for the class of 2020. Still waiting to hear that I'm an official candidate but assuming that I do in fact become one, what should I start doing to increase my chances of a nomination? Of course keeping my grades up and helping myself to become triple q'ed but specifically on the nomination side... Should I email my congressman/senators just letting them know I'm interested and will be seeking a nomination from them or is that badgering? Any guidance on what I can be doing during this dead period would be great, thanks!
  2. nodiva

    nodiva Member

    Aug 7, 2014
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    Pull ups!
  3. usna.hopeful19

    usna.hopeful19 Member

    Oct 22, 2014
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    I called my congressman and he said submit the preliminary interest form, it's not required for my MOC but it gets your name out there. See if your MOCs do the same by calling the nomination coordinator. Some advice: be proactive but don't pester them, they have other responsibilities but let them know you are interested. Also I don't know how your resume looks but sports along with leadership, especially community service projects are always liked. If you want you can ask them what the Congressman/Senator looks for in particular when nominating applicants, it may let you know that they in particular value STEM or sports, whatever it be.
  4. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO 5-Year Member

    Jul 15, 2007
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    There isn't really anything different you should be doing from a scholastic standpoint. Nomination committees normally look for similar types of things -- academics, leadership skills, sports/athletics, ECAs, etc. I recommend going on all of your MOC websites and start looking at their application procedures from this year (if the coming year's isn't already posted) and understanding what might be required from each MOC (each have different procedures). You also need to continue to check between now and summer, as this coming year's application will eventually be posted.
    You can work on interviewing skills -- as you might have to sit down with a nomination committee and be interviewed. For most candidates, it's their first time being professionally interviewed. You can practice with family and friends -- have them ask you questions that don't have answers you have already thought of.
  5. Spud

    Spud BGO 5-Year Member

    Dec 27, 2011
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    Get, read, and follow the book "The Naval Academy Candidate Book" by Ross. Any other books out there are not worth the money.

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