When would a boy from Texas recieve a nomination from senator?

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by Saralee, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. Saralee

    Saralee Member

    Oct 17, 2018
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    My son already completed every single thing on application for West Point, turned in everything for nomination from senator, we are from Texas when should we hear something? Also he received a letter from West Point that said he was scoring real good in everything but they wanted him to redo the physical part and resubmit and they wanted it to be better than last time, he improved a lot resubmitted the video and now we wait, but how long do we wait before we hear something?
  2. MidCakePa

    MidCakePa Member

    May 22, 2018
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    MOC nomination slates are due to the SAs on 1/31. Many MOCs are well ahead, informing candidates in December. If your MOC is up for re-election — all representatives, some senators — that could delay things (hustling for votes takes priority, of course). Surely there are some candidates who won’t hear until the bloody end.

    Your mentioned “senator” but I presume you also applied for a nomination from the other senator as well as your representative. I hope you did. Beyond all that, grab a drink, strap in and, well, wait. It’s a rite of passage for all applicants.
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  3. usma2021

    usma2021 Member

    Apr 23, 2018
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    Just like MidCakePa said "wait" that's all we can do! For your information, my DS got his first nomination in mid-December and the other two in January (you only need one), then his appointment to West Point on March 8th. Good luck!!!
  4. Soldiergriz

    Soldiergriz Husband, Dad, Soldier

    Oct 31, 2017
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    TEXAS Senators released just before Christmas last year...
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  5. USMA 1994

    USMA 1994 Member

    Mar 23, 2016
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    You have two similar post and I am not sure you understand the process. For most applicants, the local MOC is the way they get an appointment. Senator’s nominations are more difficult and the competition to win that slate is usually greater. Having multiple nominations does not impact your WCS so you just need one to get selected off the NWL or as an Additional Appointee. The best chance for an appointment is winning the local MOC slate.

    Specifically in Texas, the competition for a Senator’s nomination is intense. Working with the staffers, they receive some 500-600 applications each year. The candidates selected typically are candidates in the 99 percentile in most areas. Getting one of these is a long shot for most applicants.

    Please read as much as you can and make sure you understand the process. I am hoping that your son applied through the local MOC and I wish your son luck.