Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by DEMJACK, Apr 2, 2019.
I think the concern @mintyicedtea and others were voicing: if accepting one SA would generate a notification to another (say their #1 choice), which would then cause SA#1 to generate a TWE and not appoint them since they accepted an appointment to another SA.
The response my DD received from USAFA was "it's acceptable" to accept the appointment from SA and then get an appointment from us and accept it (and notify the other SA and decline at that time). There was no reference or inference, that this would negatively impact her chances at USAFA. I have advised my DD to wait to accept the first offer until we have a little more clarity on all options.
I hope this information helps those that are in a similar situation.
With that said, I would confirm directly with the SA.
This happened a decade ago but I still remember it:
Fencersdaughter decided to "outdo" her elder brothers and had a nom/apptment to USMA. She decided seven days before the arrival date that she just didn't want to go. We had felt all along it was not the best fit for her but her decision. She called IMMEDIATELY and declined, then on their advice sent an immediate email and hard copy letter. We were assured another took her place, though it was indeed, the very last minute.
I can only guess there must have been an amazing Plan B opportunity in the works?
Her PlanB was actually *my* PlanA for her.
Your appointment to USAFA is conditional on waiver approval. Yes, you have an appointment if the waiver comes through. Technically, a LOA for USAFA means you don't have a nomination and a LOA can also be conditional on a medical. The other Service Academies may wait to extend the appointment until everything clears, but USAFA simply makes it conditional. Technically, an appointment cannot be legally offered without an official nomination. However an appointment (or a LOA) can be conditional on factors such as the medical. To be even more technical, the law states that all appointments are conditional up to the point that the appointee takes the oath of office. Every year fully qualified appointees have their offer of appointment rescinded for any number of reasons (school pranks, smoking pot with their friends for the first time, grades, injuries, etc.). As other posters have said, wrap DS or DD in bubble wrap and lock them in their room until they report to USAFA.
@In-the-Know LOAs are also generally conditional on receiving a nomination . Your post seems to imply this is not the case so I wanted to clarify for lurkers.
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