Congressional Nomination Guide

TacticalNuke

Administrator
Joined
Jun 8, 2006
Messages
3,024
Link changed, thanks Antoinette for the link and Staffer for bringing it to our attention. :thumb:
 

booneswim

10-Year Member
5-Year Member
Joined
Jan 16, 2009
Messages
1
just a question to anyone who may know. do congressmen only get so many nominations to EACH academy? i just got a letter of nomination, but to the air force academy and west point, not to the naval academy which is my only reccommended school. I only wish to go to USNA, not to either.
 

J Collins

10-Year Member
5-Year Member
Founding Member
Joined
Aug 5, 2008
Messages
1,120
YES they have only so many nominations they can give to each Academy.

hmmm

no desire to go to USMA or USAF?
 

onee

5-Year Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2010
Messages
85
nominations from house reps

I am completely new tothis posting thing so bear with me. I am wondering if you only apply for a nomination from the house representative from your district or if you can apply to more than that in your state. I assumed it was only the rep in your district but I thought I would ask the experts. Please correct me if I am posting this in the wrong manner.
 

marciemi

10-Year Member
5-Year Member
Joined
Feb 5, 2009
Messages
1,481
You can apply to the representative (congressman) from the district of legal residence, as well as both senators from that state, and the vice-president. You can apply for a presidential nomination if your parents were military (minimum 8 years, other various requirements, look into them if that might apply to you). Additional sources include those for enlisted service members and members of ROTC/JROTC.
 

onee

5-Year Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2010
Messages
85
congressional nominations

You can apply to the representative (congressman) from the district of legal residence, as well as both senators from that state, and the vice-president. You can apply for a presidential nomination if your parents were military (minimum 8 years, other various requirements, look into them if that might apply to you). Additional sources include those for enlisted service members and members of ROTC/JROTC.

Thanks for the answer.
Do you know anything more about the nominations available for JROTC students?
 

WestTexasmom

5-Year Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2010
Messages
103
Do you know how the ROTC option for nomination works? Does applicant have to already be contracted? or scholarshiped? or in ROTC for so long?
Thanks!
 

cisco

5-Year Member
Joined
May 11, 2011
Messages
142
Is it possible to recieve more then 1 nomination? Like Presidental and Congressional, etc? If so would it increase/help your chances of getting accepted into a service academy?
 

navy2016

5-Year Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2009
Messages
609
Is it possible to recieve more then 1 nomination? Like Presidental and Congressional, etc? If so would it increase/help your chances of getting accepted into a service academy?

Yes, but you only need one to obtain an appointment. Apply to as many sources as possible.
 

Pima

10-Year Member
Joined
Nov 28, 2007
Messages
13,977
Curious, what do DC residents do? They have no MOC, so who gives them a nom? Just asking out of curiosity.
 

Luigi59

Banned
Joined
Apr 1, 2007
Messages
4,628
Curious, what do DC residents do? They have no MOC, so who gives them a nom? Just asking out of curiosity.

The do have a (non-voting) Representative in Congress, their representative is known as a "Delegate." (Currently held by Eleanor Holmes Norton, who is addressed as "Congresswoman Norton" - http://www.norton.house.gov/ )

The nominations slots are no different from any other Representative in any other Congressional district. 10 nominations for each open slot, 5 total slots at each academy (except for USMMA they only get 4).

The only "difference" is there is only 1 Delegate from Washington DC (no senators).
 
Last edited:

buff81

Moderator
10-Year Member
Joined
Oct 31, 2008
Messages
3,022
DC has a Delegate in the House of Representatives. That Delegate has 5 cadetships and can nominate up to 10 to fill each slot (like a MOC).

More fun facts:
For Puerto Rico - PR has a Resident Commissioner with 5 cadetships and can nominate up to 10 to fill each slot.
The one nom that the Governor of PR gets (that Luigi59 referred to) - must be a native.
So, in total, Puerto Rico has 6 cadetships.

(X-posted)
 
Last edited:

navybuckeye

5-Year Member
Joined
Jun 10, 2011
Messages
3
Congressional Interview-2nd time around

My DS son is reapplying to USNA as a current freshman mechanical engineering major. He was waitlisted for USNA last year but did not receive an appointment. He has been through the congressional interview process last year and received a nomination. Does anyone have any specific advice/incite for the interview this time around? He is flying home from college for the interview this month.
 
Top