Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by navyvolleyballgirl, Oct 4, 2018.
What you said was spot on for my blue chip mid 1994. Unclear what Pattern’s issue is.
14mccpa The issue is that every candidate does and must go through the same process. Yes a few do get the Supe's nomination 100 are available to be exact. Yet all of the candidates DO GO THROUGH The same process regardless of being an athlete or not. Again the comments of others adding to an official document from USNA's athletic department is ridiculous!
I am sorry, but every time I read the title of this thread, I think of an Andorian
on the bridge of The Enterprise (NCC-1701, not CVN-65).
Unclear to me exactly what 1994 said that you are all worked up about. Regardless, I stand by my comment.
I guess we will just disagree a bit. The true Blue Chip athletes do not have to compete on a competitive slate. If they are identified for a Supe's nomination, they are assured an appointment as long as they become qualified. This is not the same process that most other candidates go through.
I don't think that Pattern and USMA are too far apart. Pattern posted the official policy statement, and yes,,,, Recruited athletes are expected to use the same Admissions process as everybody else, including applying for MOC nominations. I think where the two comments differ is the recognition that a Blue Chip athlete could get without receiving a MOC nomination, as the Supe has a handful (is it 100?) slots that he can use for Blue Chip athletes. How many of these Supe nominations are used for Blue Chip athletes is purely speculation, as they may be used to get other highly qualified candidates that don't get admitted into the class (for example -- the #2 candidate in a highly competitive Congressional district).
The takeaway, and I think that someone posted this earlier, is that every candidate, recruited athlete or not , should apply for all Nomination sources they are eligible for, that gives Admissions more flexibility in how they fill the class.
This and that recruiting changes daily so you should not depend on someone else doing it for you.
At BGO meeting in June we were told that the Supe has 100 slots available. He can use them all or use none. His discretion.
According to Title 10, the Superintendent can have up to 50 candidates charged to him/her - this is what the Director of Nominations and Appointments stated in BGO training (from a few years back) posted online for BGOs (I am not aware of a recent change to 100, but maybe this is a possibility). According to the Director, for the year she gave the training, only 2 individuals (total, athletes or not) were charged to the Superintendent source. Unless things have drastically changed, I would doubt that there are more than a handful given per year. As stated above, athletes can be charged to qualified alternates or additional appointees.
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