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

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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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  5. boxmm24

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    If a candidate is given multiple appointments (ie Presidential and MOC), is there a way to know which nomination source "secured" the appointment after all is said and done? I see appointment threads with people who have received nominations from 3 sources when they accepted. It seems that those who are accepted in the later phases who had multiple nominations will "free up" nomination slots in the spring when they accept and only one is used. Just wondering if it is possible to know which one was charged and from which source? I'm assuming that a MOC or Senatorial will always be used over a Presidential, but maybe I am wrong about that. Just trying to understand the process!
     
  6. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Not necessarily true on the last sentence. It could be charged to any of them. And the assumption that someone ‘frees up a spot’ isn’t necessarily true either. There are a so many factors and scenarios that could play out that it’s impossible to describe them. And yes, I know for USNA you can find out from the Registrars office (or at least you used to be able to).
     
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  7. OldRetSWO

    OldRetSWO USNA 78/parent 11/BGO for >25yrs 5-Year Member

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    You can also pull your admissions record from Nimitz Library and see where you were "charged". I also discovered that you can read the recommendations and other comments that were made during the process.
     
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  8. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    I have also been told that. Chances I want to go into Nimitz.... none.
     
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  9. usna1985

    usna1985 10-Year Member

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    As someone once told me, “ Don’t look back.”
     
  10. Impulsive

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    Just wanted to bring up "Service Connected Disabled Veterans". The "big three", USMA, USNA, and USAAF all have "codified" in Law provisions for children of 100% Disabled Veterans, children of MIA's or POW's, or children Service Members who died on AD.
    For USMA it is 32 CFR 575.3(b)
    For USNA it is 10 USC 695(a)(1)
    For USAAF it is 32 CFR 901.11

    Each Academy is required to accept the top 65 applicants each year if otherwise qualified