Nominations FAQ

Discussion in 'Nominations' started by usna1985, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    @kinnem “...who has an appointment.” Nomination? The forum gremlins made you type “appointment.” I often wonder how many times I have typed those two words here on SAF.
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Thanks Capt! I went back and corrected the original post.
     
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  3. skiergirl24

    skiergirl24 Member

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    I just read this entire thread, and now I am confused. Will someone explain how the National Waiting List and/or National Pool works? It seems like that consists of everyone who has a nomination, but how can they get an appointment if their nominating source/MOC slate was already charged to someone else? One post said something about the secretary of the Air Force, so I am wondering how that process works. Does the secAF nominate people or just appoint them since they have a nom from a MOC/or other source? How many people from this National Pool get appointed? I am seeing the number 150/year.

    I have also searched secretary AF, secAF nominations, and read everything on this forum about it that I could find. I would really appreciate an answer, and I apologize if this was answered already and I just couldn't find it.
     
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  4. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    You're right that the pool consists of everyone who has a nomination. The typical class size is 1100 and there are only 535 MOCs. Clearly there are people who are not charged to the MOCs who get selected for appointment. Some will have a Presidential nomination, and be charged to the President. Some will have a VP nom, and be charged to the VP. By Law, 150 folks who have not been appointed must be selected from the top of the OML list. Some will have a ROTC nomination and are charged to that source. Some, who are enlisted, will have a SecAF nomination and will be charged to the SecAF. I am sure there are other categories I'm forgetting. The academy is free to select any remaining nominees, from the NWL, in any manner it chooses to round out it's class.
     
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