Multiple Appointments

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  1. Academy4me

    Academy4me Member

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    How common is it to receive multiple Appointments? I have received them from USMA, USAFA and USNA. Is that commonplace if you have applied to all three Academies?
     
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  2. DDmom

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    You must be a great well rounded candidate. Now find the right place to spend the next 9+ years!
     
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  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    It's not uncommon. There are plenty of folks every year who have to decide between academies and/or academies and ROTC programs.
     
  4. THParent

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    The term "highly-qualified candidate" is pretty much the same for any of the Service Academies. If you receive an offer of Appointment from one of them, chances are that you will receive offers from the others, if you have applied to them as well. Each of the services have vastly different missions, however. Surely, you lean toward one over the others, so making the choice shouldn't be difficult.

    If you find it difficult to choose, then most Service Academies have overnight or weekend programs which you can attend, to help you make up your mind. Now that you have offers, you could certainly request a visit. Each Academy has different deadlines to accept their offers, so pay attention to those as you make your decision.
     
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  5. DDmom

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    I see that you have already declined your offer to usma so I am surprised that you would post this question to the forum. If you have already made up your mind why post the question? Just for an atta boy pat on the back?
     
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    billyb 5-Year Member

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    I thought the same thing. Basically a brag post. I'm glad @Academy4me isn't going to USMA. We need humble leaders in the army. Those that aren't humble learn very quickly that those they are privileges to lead will ensure they have a rough go of it.
     
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    jebdad 5-Year Member

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    I think that is what's called a "back door brag." Nicely done.

    For many, who are in a competitive district, it would be hard to get a nomination to more than one SA as the nomination sources do not duplicate nominations. Some might argue that being able to secure multiple nominations could be an indication of a less competitive district. Not saying it's true in your case but each applicant is different and each slate is different and I wouldn't think it's productive contemplating a level of greatness based on your admissions if that is, indeed, where you were going with that.
     
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  8. Academy4me

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    Wasn't going for an atta boy or pat on the back. And those who know me have never called me anything but humble. I was already on the USMA board when I thought of my question, and it was an honest question. Didn't mean to step on any toes. I wish your candidates luck.
     
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  9. billyb

    billyb 5-Year Member

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    I'm not a candidate; I'm a grad and I'm speaking from real experience. Good luck to you and hopefully you learned something.
     
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  10. Academy4me

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    Yes, I learned not to post on this board any more.
     
  11. A1Janitor

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    LOL you will learn at Naval Academy.

    Think all of the great candidates waiting for waivers, or noms, or appointments reading this post.

    What was your SAT, class rank, CFA etc?

    I bet there are candidates that get no noms or appointments that have at least equal your record.
     
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  12. Love4monsters

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    AMEN! My 2021 son was not awarded a LOA or even a LOE and is ranked above many who did have them. It never bothered him then and still doesn't bother him now. The great equalizer is experience.
     
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    billyb 5-Year Member

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    You just proved my point. You're not Army material.
     
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  14. DDmom

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    Just wondering why post it if you had already decided to decline the usma offer? It’s very easy to switch boards to the one that you will be most interested in. But nice that you responded to my question. I’m sure you have done your homework on all the academies you applied to and you will be best suited to whichever you chose, so glad that you had a choice to make, and were not limited to your last choice.
    My DD was not accepted first go round was 3q and had 3 noms, did a year at NWP and now proudly a plebe at usma, hard work, determination and maybe a little luck.
     
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    One of the challenges some cadets will face is going from being a big fish in a small pond to just another fish surrounded by sharks. In junior high and high school, some candidates are all-state this, all county that, number one in their class, recognized by community and religious leaders, eagle scouts, placed on a pedestal by proud parents. When they get to an academy it sinks in that there are 4,000 others with similar resumes, experiences and accomplishments. That can be a challenge for some.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Really? Evidently USMA thought he or she was Army material. Guess you know better. Let's refrain from being so darn rude.
     
  17. THParent

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    Tough room.
     
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    Please...let's stop. Congrats to this kid. Let it go. (GO ARMY!)
     
  19. Love4monsters

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    A little humility goes a long way.
     
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    Go Army!
     
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