Can I even get a nomination?

Discussion in 'Nominations' started by jdanninger, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. jdanninger

    jdanninger New Member

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    I am a high schooler with pretty good grades and I am very interested in applying to the airforce academy.

    However, after grade 8, my parents moved the entire family from Maryland to Singapore because my dad got a 4-year temporary job. I have no clue who I would go to for a nomination. I am pretty sure my parents report taxes from Maryland but beyond that, we have no connection to Maryland.

    Am I allowed to ask the senators of Marland and my Maryland representative for a nomination?

    Also, let's say through some technicality I am still a legal resident of Maryland, would Congress people even consider me for a nomination because I do not currently live in Maryland?
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Yes you can apply. Your parents have a home of record in the States. It would be whatever congressional district they vote (or could vote) in via absentee ballot. Apply there. People do this every year when they are overseas for the military, state dept, or any other reason.
     
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  3. Hashbrowns and eggs

    Hashbrowns and eggs Member

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    Kind of similar to OP's question. If I go to college out of state, can I apply for a nomination using my parent's address?
     
  4. jaglvr

    jaglvr Member

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    your home residence state not where you are at college
     
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  5. mitchb25j

    mitchb25j New Member

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    As a side note: for this year, and many previous years according to my JROTC SAI (Senior Army Instructor), Senator Cardin of Maryland will not offer you a nomination if you have already been nominated by a congressional representative. This does not mean you should not apply, of course: you should apply to every nomination source you are lawfully eligible for. If and when you receive a nomination, you are good to go in that regard.