Deadlines approach for military service academy nominations


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:

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.



Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
%d bloggers like this: