Udall Opens Application Process for Military Service Academy Nominations

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Udall Opens Application Process for Military Service Academy Nominations

Staff to host service academy information sessions across NM

Staff Report             

WASHINGTON – Monday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall began accepting applications for nominations to U.S. military service academies. Throughout April and May, members of Udall’s staff will host information sessions across the state for high school students and recent graduates who are interested in applying to enter an academy in the fall of 2017. The nearest site for Valley residents will be at the Santa Fe High School activity center on the evening of April 19. This past year local resident Francisco Cordova, a high school senior from Cordova earned a spot to the U.S. Military Academy.

Four of the five service academies — the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis), the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy — require a congressional, vice-presidential or service-connected nomination as part of the application process. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy does not require a nomination.

Representatives from Udall’s office, the New Mexico congressional delegation and the military service academies will be available at the upcoming information sessions to field questions from prospective applicants and parents. 

“Each year, I have the privilege of nominating some of the best and brightest young people from across New Mexico to our nation’s military service academies,” Udall said. “The service academy information sessions offer a great opportunity to learn more about the nominating process and to meet with representatives from the academies and New Mexico collegiate ROTC programs.” 

U.S. military service academies are among the most competitive colleges in the nation and provide those who enroll with an excellent education and opportunities for leadership in both military and civilian life. 

Students have until Oct. 14, 2016, to submit an application for Udall’s nomination. Prospective applicants are encouraged to begin the application process well in advance. 

Applications can be submitted online at http://tomudall.senate.gov/academy. For questions, please visit Udall’s website or contact his Albuquerque office at (505) 346-6791.

The schedule for information sessions follows:

Thursday, April 14, 2016

WHAT: Military Service Academy Information Session

WHEN: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Valley High School Lecture Hall

1505 Candelaria Rd. NW

Albuquerque, NM

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

WHAT: Military Service Academy Information Session

WHEN: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Santa Fe High School Activity Center

2100 Yucca St.

Santa Fe, NM

 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

WHAT: Military Service Academy Information Session

WHEN: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Las Cruces High School Performing Arts Lab

1755 El Paseo Rd.

Las Cruces, NM

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

WHAT: Military Service Academy Information Session

WHEN: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Clovis High School Lecture Hall

1900 N. Thornton St.

Clovis, NM

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

WHAT: Military Service Academy Information Session

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Roswell High School Little Theater 

500 W. Hobbs St.

Roswell, NM

 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

WHAT: Military Service Academy Information Session

WHEN: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Piedra Vista High School

5700 College Blvd.

Farmington, NM

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

WHAT: Military Service Academy Information Session

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Gallup High School Auditorium 

1055 Rico St.

Gallup, NM

 

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