Yellowhammer students are running out of time to submit an application for a nomination to one of our nation’s military service academies.
The state’s congressional delegation is currently accepting applications from Alabama students who want to secure a congressional nomination to one of the United States Military Academies.
Those wishing to attend these schools — United States Military Academy in West Point, NY; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis Md.; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY — need mandatory letters of recommendation from members of Congress, and the deadlines to apply for a nomination are quickly approaching.
The deadlines are as follows:
- Sen. Jeff Sessions: December 31, 2015.
- Sen. Richard Shelby: December 4, 2015.
- Rep. Bradley Byrne (AL-01): December 1, 2015.
- Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02): October 30, 2015.
- Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-03): December 15, 2015.
- Rep. Robert Aderholt (AL-04): Mid October, 2015.
- Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-05): November 9, 2015.
- Rep. Gary Palmer (AL-06): Mid October, 2015.
- Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07): November 9, 2015.
The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. Students applying must be between the ages of 17-23, be unmarried, be a legal resident of their respective representative’s district and believe they have what it takes to succeed at one of the United States Service Academies.
Only a limited number of Alabamians will be nominated, and a nomination does not guarantee acceptance into an academy.
Interested students should contact one of the senators or their respective representative by clicking the appropriate linked name above.