Competitive vs Principal Nomination

Discussion in 'Nominations' started by militarymomcpg, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. militarymomcpg

    militarymomcpg Member

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    For USMA and USNA would my DS's portal show whether it is a competitive or a principal nomination or would that only be spelled out in a letter from the MOC? DS received word from USMA via email that he got the nomination and then when he checked his portal it was there (checked off and showing his district which I assume means the nomination came from our local congressman). Also, along that line, does the portal indicate the nominating source or do they always indicate your district regardless of the nominating source?
     
  2. Pima

    Pima 10-Year Member

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    I have never heard of the portal stating principal or competitive. Most of the times it is in the letter from the MOC.

    The portal will usually state Sen 1 Sen 2 or Cong. Sen 1 is the senior senator from your state, and 2 is the junior.
     
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    OK, thank you. This helps and does seem to indicate the local congressman gave him the nomination, and we know that in the past he has only given out competitive nominations.
     
  4. MidCakePa

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    +1 to @Pima. Know also that MOCs don’t always follow the same procedure. A MOC (panel and staff) that usually does an unranked slate may pick a principal because one candidate is such a standout, or vice versa. And you wouldn’t necessarily know about it. Also, when all is said and done with appointments in your district, you won’t necessarily know to whom your candidate’s nomination was charged. There’s some “chess piece moving” that occurs for the SA to achieve the desired result.
     
  5. birdwatcher4125

    birdwatcher4125 Member

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    Good information Pima & MidCakePa,

    My DS just got a letter yesterday from our congressman (Wisconsin, 6th District) giving him nominations to all four academies. There was no mention of "principle" in the letter, but maybe he can ask when he calls to thank them for the nominations.
     
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    If your MOC uses the Principal method, it would be likely they would call your candidate informing them of that. The Nomination letter would also most likely indicate that as well. This was our experience, others may vary...
    Congratulations on the nominations!
     
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