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Military affiliated application

nickb312nickb312 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
Just looking for a little advice on something i really have been unable to get a concrete answer on. I am applying to the academy next year and I am eligible for a military affiliated nomination. I know that this assures me a nomination, but I was wondering how much it would help my chances at actually receiving an appointment. I was also wondering if i should still apply for the congressional and senate nomination. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Replies to: Military affiliated application

  • zachogdenzachogden Registered User Posts: 334 Member
    Woah! My dad's in the military (USCG), I didn't know you were guaranteed a nom because of that! Where do you get this from? Are you sure you're not talking about the Presidential nom? You're not guaranteed one of those.
  • PatriotCPMPatriotCPM Registered User Posts: 599 Member
    I'm not sure what you mean by military affiliated nomination...are you just saying that you have family in the military, or is it a special case like you have a family member who won the medal of honor or something?

    If it's just a parent or something in the military, it probably wont have a HUGE impact, but it'll help a bit I would say.
  • AFA007AFA007 Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
    He probably means one of these.

    http://www.academyadmissions.com/admissions/preparation/nominations/presidential.php

    Larger pool of applicants sometimes could make it more difficult than a normal congressional nomination (which in itself is sometimes unfair when a particular congressional district may have many more highy qualified applicants than another district).

    To my knowledge the only "guaranteed" nomination comes for a son/daughter of a MOH recipient. Even so, it still means the applicant must meet same physical standards. Academics for these applicants - like for athletes- may be fudged a little.
  • PatriotCPMPatriotCPM Registered User Posts: 599 Member
    I'm pretty sure that family members (son, daughter, gradson/daughter) of MOH recepients have guaranteed appointments, in addition to nominations.
  • nickb312nickb312 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    I am talking about the presidential nomination. It says that there are an unlimited amount given out, unlike congressional nominations, and i know it does not garuntee you an appoitnment. I was under the impression that anyone qualified for the presidential nomination due to family service personel would recieve one. I know that there is 100 max spots given to the presidential nomination candidates each year, I was just curious about how hard it is to gain an appointment from that pool as compared to the normal congressional nomination.
  • Z-Man 07Z-Man 07 Registered User Posts: 130 Junior Member
    I received a presidential nomination, the letter format is on the academy admissions website, and that is all you pretty much need. As long as you get it in within a decent time frame of the deadline you basically will get the nomination. That nomination obviously helps, however I also received both of my senators and congressional representaive's nominations as well. The way it was explained to me is that the more nominations you apply for, the better chance you have to get one, then it can only help from there :)
  • Z-Man 07Z-Man 07 Registered User Posts: 130 Junior Member
    Also... as fas as how it compares to the other nomination pools, I found it easier just because there is less work involved. But that also depends on the state, some states may have more competitive senatorial nomination pools just because they have more people applying for the nominations, there is no real concrete answer.
  • potterfan1989potterfan1989 Registered User Posts: 110 Junior Member
    The Presidential is reserved for military affliated, but there are a limited number. The best guide is get as many noms as possible Cong/Sen/VP/Pres the admissions board will slot you against what works best for them. The Pres may also help get your appointment faste not because it was from the President, but because they can use that nomination before the Cong/Sen come in right Z-Man. Our Pres noms were in before the others and I think it heped admissions.
  • nickb312nickb312 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    Thanks once agian. I took a look at the sample presidential nomination letter and am still a little confused on how they choose who gets the nominations because it doenst ask for any type of resume or school records.
  • Falcons '11Falcons '11 Registered User Posts: 624 Member
    If it's like the VP Nomination, the Academy will send them your resume and stuff.
  • Z-Man 07Z-Man 07 Registered User Posts: 130 Junior Member
    Right you are potterfan, the Pres noms come in long before the others. And that makes sense about the resumes, I personally wasn't sure...
  • mtrintx90mtrintx90 Registered User Posts: 74 Junior Member
    "Thanks once agian. I took a look at the sample presidential nomination letter and am still a little confused on how they choose who gets the nominations because it doenst ask for any type of resume or school records."

    I had similar confusion over the summer and finally called the admissions office at USNA. If its the same as a USNA presidential nomination (it probably is) then they don't even need to look at your personal resume or transcript. They just ask for proof that your parent/guardian is/was in the military and they add the Presidential nomination to your profile.
  • zachogdenzachogden Registered User Posts: 334 Member
    Just sent in my VP and Pres apps today, I'll keep everyone posted on anything affiliated with either.
  • Falcons '11Falcons '11 Registered User Posts: 624 Member
    Cool. I hope it goes well for you. BTW, submitting it early will have distinct advantages, too.
  • mtrintx90mtrintx90 Registered User Posts: 74 Junior Member
    What do you mean by "submitting it early"? Do you mean the app. for the Pres. nomination or the applications? Does submitting it early show the academies a greater deal of commitment or something?
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