Should I contact Congressmen?

Discussion in 'Nominations' started by pilot2b, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. pilot2b

    pilot2b 5-Year Member

    Jul 8, 2011
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    I submitted my final application to my congressmen back at the very beginning of November (well before their deadlines) and still haven't heard back from them.

    An informational letter from one of the congressmen when I submitted my final packet said I could possibly be contacted for an interview after they reviewed my file, but that hasn't happened.

    Should I contact their offices or just sit back and wait?

    Note: I applied to USAFA and USNA.
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Parent 5-Year Member

    Apr 13, 2010
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    There is nothing wrong or inappropriate with calling your MOC to get an update on the stauts of your nomination. Give them a call. In fact, a follow up call can be viewed as a indication of the seriousness of you commitment to getting an appointment.
  3. Pima

    Pima 5-Year Member

    Nov 28, 2007
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    I agree with blackbird.

    One thing to realize is that MOC's are on vacation right now, and probably have a skeleton crew, so be prepared if they have to get back to you or can not answer the question at all.
  4. Blueangel5

    Blueangel5 USAFA 2016 5-Year Member

    Dec 14, 2011
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    I second this, if you are concerned about something, don't be afraid to 'bug' anyone to get to the bottom of it. For one of my senators I was initially rejected outright for an interview because of a blunder with my test scores arriving after the deadline, so I called, explained the situation and the level of seriousness I had in this pursuit, and not only did I get that interview, I got a nomination. So never be afraid to pursue answers if something seems out of place, they notice people who are going to make things happen as compared to waiting around for it to happen.

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