Second chance at a nomination?

Discussion in 'Nominations' started by skyflies2023, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. skyflies2023

    skyflies2023 Member

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    Hi I’m new to the process. If a Senator or Congressman nominates an applicant who is later DQ’d because of CFA or DoDMERB or whatever else, can they nominate another applicant to replace them?
     
  2. militarymomcpg

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    I am sure it depends on the senator but some definitely do this because my son got a nomination from his congressman and then a letter from one of the senators stating that he had selected 10 nominees and 10 alternates, naming my son as one of those alternates. If any of the nominees does not qualify he will then replace that slot. The letter further stated that my son would be notified if he then gets the nomination.
     
  3. s-xuer

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    Each member of congress usually nominates a slate of up to 10 people to each service academy. Some use a ranked nominations meaning one of the people on the slate is ranked number one. If that person is qualified, the service academy must accept him. If not, the service academies will accept the next highest ranking qualified person. Other/ most congressmen use un-ranked slates, meaning that they do not order the nominees. In this case, the service academy will accept the person on the slate who is the most qualified. In any situation, if the person the academy chooses to accept declines the appointment, the academy will offer acceptance to the next highest qualified person from the slate.
     
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    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    This link takes you to the Congressional Guide to Service Academies, which has an in-depth description of the nom process. I haven’t found a later edition than 2016.

    https://www.usma.edu/admissions/Shared Documents/Congressional Guide (2016).pdf
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Uhhhh... perhaps technically, but not really, once the slate is submitted. After that point it's all in the academies hands and surely one of the 10 will be qualified. If they were all disqualified then perhaps it could happen, but I've never heard of it.
     
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    time2 10-Year Member

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    ^^ I agree. The MOC can issue NOM's for up to 10 applicants for each SA opening. They submit all of these at the same time and then the SA makes the determination of who gets an offer of appointment. Where a NOM gets issued may not be where the SA eventually charges it. Several older threads on that topic.
     
  7. shock-n-awe

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    Interesting, I’ve never heard of an alternate slate of 10 nominees in addition to the 10 actual nominees. The stars would really have to align for an alternate to ultimately receive a nomination in that scenario. I wonder if the MOC had 2 actual slots available that year, and thus submitted 2 slates of 10?
    How did your DS make out?
     
  8. militarymomcpg

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    Because he only nominated 10 I am pretty sure he only has one slot, so yes the stars would have to align. Because my DS has a nomination from our congressman we are not counting on the alternate one to come through from Nelson but are hopeful that this is a sign that he is pretty competitive within the state so hopefully he will fair well in the district. Also, still waiting to hear from the other senator in Florida (Rubio).