State Nomination Threads - Moderated

Discussion in 'Nominations' started by Billberna, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. ship_shape

    ship_shape Member

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    DS Received a Nom to USMMA two weeks ago, with an additional nom to USMMA and a Principal to USNA last week. South Carolina
     
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  2. Pargo2022

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    Got 2 nominations to USAFA. 1 from MOC and 1 from Senator.
     
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  3. UmiZoomi

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    Hey everyone,
    I was just wondering how competitive CT was compared to other states. I see a lot of threads on some bigger states but I was wondering about CT. I'm from the 3rd district, Can anyone share their stats if they are from here and have gotten into an academy? Im just trying to see how comptitve my application will be for a nom in my state. Does anyone have a guess on how many apply for a nom?
     
  4. prospective2019

    prospective2019 2023 Hopeful

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    Hello! I’m from CT-02 and also applying to 2023. I asked this question a couple weeks back so I’ll link you to the thread:
    https://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?posts/58990/

    I do not know anything about your district, but my district is not competitive at all (haven’t been interviews in the past few years). I know that the senatorial noms are more competitive as with all states.
     
  5. prospective2019

    prospective2019 2023 Hopeful

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    Side note—if you are applying to Navy, I was told it is much more competitive than say Army or Air Force. Based on your other posts I’m guessing you’re applying to Annapolis. I’d contact your BGO (I think that’s the equivalent of a Field Force Rep from Army?) and they may be able to give you some idea.
     
  6. UmiZoomi

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    Yeah, Im applying to all the academies but my top two are USNA and USMA. The BGO wasn't able to give me too much information he said until I'm an "official" candidate. The USMA MALO for our area never responded back to me. Did you have better luck? Do you also have an idea of when the reps nom applications open up? Sorry, Im hitting you with so many questions its hard to find people interested in the academies from our little state ;)
     
  7. prospective2019

    prospective2019 2023 Hopeful

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    No problem on the questions. I’ve had a hard time finding much information on our state. My Field Force Rep emailed me back a week or so after I contacted him and I met with him in person. He said I was highly competitive for my district and you have slightly better test scores than I do. I believe Blumenthal’s noms open in May and none of the others have it posted, but I’m guessing the others will be around then.
     
  8. polevaultmom

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    DD received her nomination from Jimmy Panetta back in November. He called her and told her he would help her in any way he could throughout her time at USAFA. CA-20
     
  9. ASTobi

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    Congratulations. May I ask if the nomination was from Booker or Menendez?
     
  10. milholen

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    Received nomination from AR senator Boozman. Anyone else from Arkansas?
     
  11. Mama_V

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    DD got an appointment on 14-feb-2018
     
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  12. 5centsmom

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    My understanding is here in NJ there is coordination because it is a very competitive area. My DS received a nom from Frelinghuysen and was informally told by non-MOC source he would therefore hear nothing from the Senators. I am just a mom of a candidate though, not on any of the boards or anything like that.

    At a reception held to honor the Congressman’s nominees we met the other families (those who could attend). Some of the nominees had appointments, most did not. My son does not, so we wait to hear. I was so impressed with the young men & women we met! Should my son receive the TWE I can find comfort in knowing those who made it really are outstanding. I confess I look at him a little more in awe given the company he keeps!

    But back to your post... I would add that I haven’t heard of anyone here in NJ receiving more than one nom.

    If your “favorite candidate” hasn’t heard yet, encourage them to reach out & inquire of the Senators’ offices. No harm in asking....
     
  13. MidwestDad

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    Very generally speaking the competitiveness of your district is correlated to the median income and school achievement profiles. Regardless of state the more affluent areas with top performing schools produce more candidates with high SAT/GPA etc etc. Remember that congressional districts are similar population via national census count so the total candidate pool is about the same size for all House Representatives. Higher population states dilute the nomination odds for the 2 senators.
     
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  14. Herestohoping

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    Similar N.J. experience. DS rec’d congressional nom just before Christmas, has heard nothing from Senator Menendez and rec’d a “no” letter from Senator Booker. I understand Noms were due to USNA Jan 31 so we are assuming we may not hear from Menendez.
     
  15. 5centsmom

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    +1
    We got the DE-nied! Letter from Booker last week. Not fun when you’re already feeling like Feb & March are the longest months everrrrr....
     
  16. kswarcher

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    I have received a nomination from JROTC, my MOC(SC-3), and Senator Graham.
     
  17. USAF303

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    Sorry but thought your DS had a nom from Frelinghuysen? What did booker deny?
     
  18. 5centsmom

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    We rcvd a “sorry, no nom” letter from booker. We weren’t expecting it as we are under the impression the NJ MOC coordinate the noms.
     
  19. Trackgirl1999

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    Interesting point, I thought the opposite would be true. We live in a affluent area (Median household income about $200,000/year) with top performing schools and most of the kids(parents) only want to go to elite colleges. Many people in our area view a service academy as honorable, but a SA is for those who can't pay full tuition at Berkley or NYU. All this to say, this area is not very competitive at all. In 2017, not one student was a direct entry into USNA in the entire county-- one student was waitlisted and one got into NAPS.
     
  20. time2

    time2 10-Year Member

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    Since you can only apply for a MOC NOM based on where you (or your parents) have their legal residence, there really isn't much value focusing on the 'competitiveness' of different areas. It is unlikely your parents are going to relocate in an effort to improve your chance for a NOM. Regardless of the stats from prior years, you also have no way to know how many will be applying this year or how competitive they might be.