It's REALLY hard to know what this means. "Tied" suggests at least two people were named the principal on the same slate. That actually can't be the case, as above posters said. There is only one principal nominee, hence the term "principal."I was told, from my Congressman, that I tied for the principal nomination to the Naval Academy. I was wondering if that has happened before and how the Academy chooses which candidate to offer the appointment to?
Pima,I agree with flieger. However, there could be a caveat that the OP didn't know. The MOC could have 2 slates, thus, they could place 1 on each slate. Remember every MoC can have 5 charged to them at any time, hence 1 yr it is feasible to submit 2 slates with principals on each slate. If that is not the case and they only are submitting 1 slate, than they cannot have 2 principals, it must be the 1 and 9 alts.
~ MoC staffs are briefed annually on how the nom. system works and are told how many they have available for charging.
Have you received the letter yet from the MoC? Many MoCs will state in their congratulatory letter if you are the principal, and the method they use when submitting their slate to any SA.
ThanksThat can really mean anything. How they get entered into the system is the key. Just because they said top two, doesn’t really mean much. They could of entered a ranked slate or even entered an in ranked slate and the board mentioned you were top two. Bottom line, is it’s a Nom, regardless of type. You have to have one to be appointed and that is the key. Congrats!