Im from CA district 25 and im wondering how his nominations work. Im a junior right now, and i live overseas on a Naval Base in japan. Does this put me at any disadvantage with him? does anyone have a first hand account on his nomination process, and should i be contacting him already?
This happens with some frequency and most MOC offices have a process for dealing with candidates who live outside of the district. Obviously, if you can return to the US during the MOC interview season (usually Nov and early Dec), that would be ideal. However, many can't and, in those cases, MOCs typically do phone interviews. Just last night (at a h.s. "military night") I spoke to parents of a current mid who applied while his parents were stationed in Germany. He did his BGO and MOC interviews over the phone. So, not a disadvantage.
No, you don't NEED to contact your MOC right now. If your MOCs are not new, you could contact the office (or go to the MOC's website) and see if the 2014 packet is available -- it might not be yet. If your MOC just took office, he/she probably hasn't even appointed someone to head up the nominations process; thus, I'd wait until April or May.
Most MOC packets are due in the October timeframe, although some may have earlier or later deadlines. There is really no advantage for MOCs in getting things in early but it is critical that you get them in on time.