My office will host a Service Academy Information Night on Wednesday, August 29, in Albuquerque at the University of New Mexico (UNM). My staff will be on hand to answer questions and give prospective applicants and their families the opportunity to speak with representatives from each military service academy and in-state ROTC programs and learn what is required to submit an application to my office.
Representatives from the U.S Military Academy (West Point), U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, UNM ROTC, New Mexico State University ROTC, and New Mexico Military Institute will be available to speak with families.
Each Academy prides itself on producing our nation’s next generation of military leaders. Four of the five service academies–U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy–require a Congressional, Vice-Presidential, or service-connected nomination. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy does not require a nomination.
Parents or prospective applicants who are unable to attend a service academy information session are encouraged to visit the Academy Nominations page on my website for application deadlines and more information about the nomination process.
I encourage all students who are interested in applying and willing to put forth significant time and effort to do so. Being nominated is a significant honor and the application process is rigorous. It is important to continue to strengthen our proud military history by providing each United States Service Academy with the most qualified and meritorious candidates.