How Do We Determine Who Nomination Is From?

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  1. dadof2018grad

    dadof2018grad Member

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    My DDs USNA web portal reads

    Nomination Source State District Date Received
    Congress/Senator 2 MO 14-DEC-2017

    How do we determine if the nomination is from a Senator and if so which Missouri Senator? or if it was from our Congresswoman? The space under district is blank.

    DD did not receive an email or letter from anyone. We appreciate your help.
     
  2. THParent

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  3. 5Day

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    Usually Senator 1 is the more senior senator for your state.
     
  4. THParent

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    Not in my State!
     
  5. usna1985

    usna1985 10-Year Member

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    It's somewhat odd that you are learning of a nom first from your portal and not from the Senator's office.:rolleyes:
     
  6. NovaGrad

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    My DD learned of hers through the portals first as well. Received a letter 3 days later. Also Carper is the senior senator but the code that came through would be for the junior senator #6 indicating senatorial nom and #2 indicating Junior senator. (he has not been the junior senator since Biden took VP office some 9 years ago) It would seem the codes are not reflective of the actual source and the only way to confirm is through the letter from the nominating source.
     
  7. Soldiergriz

    Soldiergriz Husband, Dad, Soldier

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    I think #1 and #2 for Senators and seniority is highly nuanced...

    I think a Senator who is #2 right now - was likely #2 at the time they were initially elected. They then retain that number until they are no longer serving.

    In Texas - Senator Cornyn is Senator #2, but he is currently "senior" to Senator Cruz who is Senator #1.

    Please don't take this a fact - It is my best guess.
     
  8. Kierkegaard

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    I think that's correct. Also in New York, Gillibrand is number 1 despite being the junior senator
     
  9. time2

    time2 10-Year Member

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    Not sure it really matters who issued the NOM. Where USNA eventually charges it could be different and you may never know.
     
  10. justdoit19

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    Hi, we are trying to figure this out too as DS received two nom's, one with notification and one without initially (have since received two letters from senators that he was nominated). SO, the interesting thing for him is that he ALSO received a 'guaranteed appointment' in his portal (with an email). We have waited a while to see whom to thank for the 'appointment', no word. I would think his 'appointment' would be attached to one of the nom's. DS reached out to his admissions adviser to see who his 'appointment' was from so he could thank them, and he was told 'based upon your file, not sure which one you were charged to, but both had you as a principal nom, so thank them both'.

    Doesn't ONE of them claim him as their appointee, when he does sign?
     
  11. Maplerock

    Maplerock Proud to be an American 5-Year Member

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    In a lot of people's eyes she is #2.
     
  12. THParent

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    As stated previously, only one of the MOCs will be charged with the nomination. Which one that is, will be decided by the Academy.
    That's good advice though (thank them both!). After thanking them both, they might even volunteer the information.

    I would also go so far as to say that if your DS hasn't thanked everyone who was involved with getting this appointment, he should get the paper, envelopes, and stamps out during Christmas Vacation. I'm sure there were a lot of people who helped (from writing stellar recommendation letters, to sending transcripts, to just offering support and encouragement) him realize this goal.
     
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  13. Soldiergriz

    Soldiergriz Husband, Dad, Soldier

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    If a MOC nominated him, that MOC WILL "claim" him regardless of where the academy actually charged him.

    Press releases are hilarious in this regard.
     
  14. mswmommy

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    I'm so glad you asked this question as my DS had a similar thing show up (so exciting!!) in his portal just today (Congress/Senator 1) from a different state. He had interviewed with one of the Senators and the Congressperson for our state so we weren't sure who it was from. Good to learn here what this means! We so appreciate this forum.
     
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  16. Soldiergriz

    Soldiergriz Husband, Dad, Soldier

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    If you have the time and desire, you can find press releases with multiple senators/congressman claiming the same appointee...

    I won't share links - they include names/hometowns/states etc.
     
  17. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO 10-Year Member

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    If you receive an appointment and went through the MOC nomination process, a kind note or phone call to the MOCs’ SA representative is a good idea...even if they didn’t nominate the candidate, they typically appreciate in hearing of the candidate’s success. It is also a time you can thank them for the work they do to help process all the packets.
     
  18. USMAROTCFamily

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    The Academy may not actually know until the final class is selected. They can still be juggling people around, assigning them on-paper, to solve the puzzle as to how to get the class composition they want slated. Eventually it gets locked down. Appointments are/will be given now, that may not be declined until May 1st and then they have to reshuffle again. Eventually it gets locked down. After they report to the academy, the Midshipman/Cadet can request there file to find out. So, yes, have your DS thank all nomination sources now. He can find out later who the Academy decided to charge the appointment to.
     
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    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO 10-Year Member

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    Exactly as USMAROTCFamily said...the class isn’t formally “charged” until AFTER I-day.
     
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    AF6872 10-Year Member

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    DD had two nominations to Academy. We did not know her appointment source until we received a Capitol Flag dated graduation day from her Senator's Office after graduation. You may not ever know. They are not all "Charged" but all ten may get in.
     
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