State Nomination Threads - Moderated

Discussion in 'Nominations' started by tigerclaw, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. massachusetts23

    massachusetts23 Member

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    I am also waiting to hear back from Senator Markey and Warren. I emailed them both yesterday but have not gotten a response.
     
  2. USNAismyplace

    USNAismyplace USNA 2023

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    Same here. I read on a thread from 2016 and 2017 about MA that the senators conducted interviews in late December, and sent their slates to the SA's on the deadline of January 31st. I'm not sure of when they notify applicants of an interview invite. All I can do is put together my best package possible (done) and worry about what I can control (done)!
     
  3. cadetcandidatemum

    cadetcandidatemum New Member

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    Wondering if anyone has heard back from Schumer's office regarding a Congressional Nomination interview. My DS had his interview with MOC and has an interview appointment with Gillibrand, but has not heard back from Schumer yet.
     
  4. usmajy

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    Hello, MA reapplicant here. Last cycle, Warren’s office emailed me about interviews on January 1st, interviewed me January 6th, and posted their nomination to my portal on January 31st (no call or email). Yesterday, I received an email indicating that responses about interviews (or not) would be sent out soon.
    Markey’s office called me about interviews on November 30th, interviewed me December 13th, and posted their nomination to my portal on January 31st after notifying me by phone call. I have not heard from them this cycle yet about interviews.

    Disclaimer: all my interviews were for USMA only. Dates and logistics may vary for other academies.

    Good luck, and feel free to reach out to me if you have interview/MA-specific questions!
     
  5. Go Rinty

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    For those wondering about New Hampshire, my DS just had an update to his USNA portal that he received a nomination for Kuster (NH-02). Nice surprise and expect a letter in the mail confirming soon! He had his interview in early November and interviewed with NH senators right before Thanksgiving.
     
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  6. Airplane girl

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    I’ve heard from Schumer, he sent an interview email to me on on Nov 16.
     
  7. P_N

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    Any updates from North Carolina?
     
  8. BBQ-Devil

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    DS had an interview with Sen Tillis a couple of weeks ago. No word yet on the results. No word at all from Sen Burr or Rep Budd (NC-13). Budd's office said at their academy day they will not send out interview notifications until late Nov early Dec so we should hear any day.
     
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  9. Pima

    Pima 10-Year Member

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    Unless something has changed, Sen. Burr will not notify you until the week between Xmas and NY if you will be interviewed. His interview notice is very short. He typically does it the 1st weekend of Jan. He does not interview everyone. Basically his interview committee will only take the top. IOWS, it is yours to lose.
    ~ There were only 18 to interview for the slate of 10 for USAFA when our DS applied.
    ~~ I believe they said they started with 500 for the 4 SAs.

    Our DS interviewed on Sat. On Tuesday he had received in the mail his nom from Burr.
    ~ Ironically, DS opted AFROTC over USAFA. 2 yrs later bc of his collegiate requirements (scholar program) as a govt major, he was required to intern on the Hill for a semester. He worked for Sen. Burr.

    OBTW Burr is not there, it is a committee. He just signs off on the committees recs., at least that is how it worked with our DS.

    Also, unless NC has changed the MOCs do not talk. You can get all 3. Burr did not do principal that year, it does not mean he will not do it this yr. He did unranked, submitted alphabetically, he left to the SA to decide which candidate would be charged to him.
     
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  10. Monarchs'19

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    We haven't heard anything yet from any CA senator. Anyone?
     
  11. P_N

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    That is a lot of helpful information. Thank you.
     
  12. Navy2023

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    Checked USNA portal and found a nomination from MO Senator 2. Most likely Blunt as he is the junior senator, correct?
     
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  13. birdwatcher4125

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    Any updates for Wisconsin?

    DS received a letter from Rep. Glenn Grothman (WI-06) dated November 19th granting him a nomination to all four SAs. USMMA updated his portal with the nomination today (11/30), the other three SAs still haven't acknowledged the nominations yet. We're hoping they update sometime this coming week, even though DS might not hear anything about appointments (Yes or No) until as far out as March or April. We're all just really excited about the nominations and there's nothing left for DS to do but wait.

    We've read that the Senator's committees work with the Congressmen's committees to avoid recommending too many overlapping nominations, so DS half expects to not get nominations from either of the Senators because he got all four from our Congressman and they want to spread the nominations out to include as many qualified candidates as possible, which makes perfect sense to us. But, Ive seen many candidates on this forum (from past years) receive multiple nominations to the same academies. So, my question is, does getting multiple nominations to the same academy increase a candidate's chances of getting an appointment? And if so, is it unreasonable, even selfish, to hope for overlapping nominations from multiple sources to increase DS' chances? I've met several fantastic young Wisconsin candidates in recent months, and I must admit that I'm feeling very Scroogy wishing for something that could diminish their chances.

    Any shared wisdom about the process will be appreciated, and a friendly rebuke for my parental greediness would not be out-of-line either. Many thanks.
     
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  14. Stealth_81

    Stealth_81 Super Moderator 10-Year Member Founding Member

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    @birdwatcher4125 ,

    No current news on Wisconsin nominations, but when my son applied he did receive nominations from both senators (Feingold and Kohl at the time) and Rep. Petri. So at that time at least (2006) the MOCs did not drop nominees because they had another nomination. He was listed as a nominee in the press releases of all three. Because he had an early LOA he was given his appointment before Christmas. At first his nomination was charged to Feingold. Two weeks later we got a letter saying that they had changed his nomination source to Kohl. Then later we got another letter saying that his nom was now charged to Petri. During the process the Academy put together the puzzle of appointments from Wisconsin and moved his nomination around to get the best class. Getting multiple nominations may not increase your chances of an appointment, but it gives the Academy flexibility to build the best class.

    Stealth_81
     
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  15. BravoFoxtrotEcho

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    It's not unreasonable or selfish to hope for multiple nomination sources.

    BTW, I read the Nominations FAQ sticky at the top of this forum and it's fantastic.
     
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  16. asoliz19

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    I got and Email from Warren saying that they were still reviewing and have not sent out information about interviews yet, as they are still going though the applications I presume.
     
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  17. Jarus

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    Thank you. What about PA and Toomey and Shuster? Anyone hear from them??
     
  18. jaglvr

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    We have Smucker and heard right before Christmad last year with a nom. His liasion stated they do talk with Casey and Toomey. DS heard from Toomey around then too. DS had a phone interview with Toomey on 11/17. Casey’s phone is Tuesday. Can’t recall when he heard last year but want to say early Jan for Casey. Too lazy to look in hus binder from last year.
     
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  19. Hashbrowns and eggs

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    Any updates from NC-District 4
     
  20. mcfamilyof4

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    dS has interview with Tillis 2 weeks ago and got letter yesterday. We never heard a word from out congressman G Holding. I’m hoping he’d send word one way or the other.