Thursday, July 30, 2009
Report from the U.S. House
Nominations for service academies
Each year, I have the privilege of nominating young men and women from Mississippi’s First Congressional District for admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point.
If you, a friend, or a family member would be interested in seeking a nomination from my office to one of these academies, the candidate him- or herself should contact my Tupelo office at 662-841-8808 to request an application, or download an application from my web site. Additionally, the candidate will need to apply directly to the Academy’s admissions office.
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy manages its own selection process based on a nationwide merit-based competitive process. No congressional nominations are required.
All applicants should apply directly to the Coast Guard Academy’s Admissions office. For more information, you can visit their Web site http://www.cga.edu.
In order to apply to a service academy, candidates must be at least 17, but not yet 23 years of age by July 1 of the year of admission to the academy.
Applicants must also be U.S. citizens, be unmarried, be legal residents of Mississippi’s First Congressional District, and must meet the medical, physical, and academic requirements of the academy. Candidates cannot be pregnant or have legal obligation to support a child or other dependents.
Each member of Congress is allowed a total of five appointees in each service academy.
For each vacancy, I am allowed to nominate ten individuals. If a candidate contacts other nominating sources, he/she should be certain to confirm their deadlines and application requirements, as procedures may differ between offices.
Please contact our Tupelo office to learn more about vacancies and for an application for nomination. Completed applications need to be postmarked by November 16, 2009. Applications should be mailed to my Tupelo office at 337A East Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38804.
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