Discussion in 'Nominations' started by HardWorker, Jan 7, 2017.
Feel free to list if you received a nomination within the state of Ohio!
I have received nominations to attend USAFA from Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) and Senator Rob Portman. I was notified today that I won't be getting a nomination from Senator Brown because I was already nominated by Senator Portman.
Congrats, HardWorker. Just curious.. when did you receive notification from the Senators, and how did you receive it? Thanks!
I received a letter from Senator Portman dated December 22, 2016. The letter from Senator Brown was dated December 27, 2016. I would assume all their nominees have been selected, but I'm not sure.
DS received noms from Senator Portman and Congressman Joyce (OH-14) for USNA and USMMA. Brown said in a letter rec'd yesterday that since DS got nom from Senator Portman, he would not be getting one from Senator Brown so they could give the greatest chance to the largest number of OH applicants to SAs. Seems like a fair approach. Portman came 12/22, Joyce came late November.
Have received noms to USMA, USNA, USMMA, and USAFA from Congressmen Wenstrup (OH-02) and USMA and USMMA from Senator Portman dated 12-22 as well.
In Ohio, at least while Portman and Brown are in office, they adopted what is called "coordinated" strategy a few years ago e.g. You get nominated from one to a a particular SA, the other won't nominate you to the same SA for the reasons they outlined in the letter. It wasn't always so nor is it the standard for every state. Additionally, they've also made the same effort, but not with equal success, to extend that to MOC's as well. In some cases, if they learn you have a MOC nom to an academy, they will withhold to "spread the wealth".
It's nice to have more than one nom for no other reason than it gives you an extra lottery ticket and options for the SA to place. Having said that, I'll state the obvious...you need a nom to get in, but just a nom(s) won't get you in.
Good info, Sydney... thanks! Not to be pedantic, but when your refer to MoCs, I'm assuming you mean Congressmen from the HoR since Senators are MoCs as well? In any event, that's interesting as a look at the appointments thread shows more than a few instances of Senator plus Congressmen for OH. As you say, that may be harder for the senators to monitor.
Yes, I should have clarified that. When I referred to MOC, I meant Congressmen.
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