Same nominations? Why?

Discussion in 'Nominations' started by flying8764, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. flying8764

    flying8764 Member

    Oct 24, 2015
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    So my son was nominated to the USAFA with 2 nominations and 1 to the USNA with 1 nomination. The list was published today on line and going over the list I am confused. I am just trying to educate myself and have read a lot about nominations and how they work but this is confusing and maybe someone can give me some insight.

    Why would both senators nominate almost the exact same kids to the same academies? What is the advantage of that to the kids who didn't get in? I understand that like my son he has more chances now which is a good thing on his 2 nominations to the USAFA but I dont understand the logic in choosing almost the same kids.

    Why is one senator's nominating list have 20 chosen kids listed for one academy and the other senator list is nominating 10 to the same academy? Is that possibly one senator has 2 slots open and the other 1 slot at the academies for those nominated?

  2. goforspaatz

    goforspaatz USAFA c/o 2020

    Dec 16, 2015
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    Basically yes, one senator has 2 slots and the other has 1. By nominating the same kids, they could go to the SA on either senator's "slate". In Ohio and some other states, the senators work together so nobody gets "double-nominated", maximizing the number of kids who get nominated, but there's no requirement to do so. Enjoy the extra chances!
  3. FalconsRock

    FalconsRock Parent

    Mar 2, 2015
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    I am not sure what state you are in, but it seems that your MOC were impressed with your DS, so gave him 2 nominations. My DD also received two NOMs to USAFA, one from her senator and one from her rep. I don't think it is so unusual unless you live in an extremely competitive state. Congratulations.

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