Today, Tuesday, August 27, staff for U.S. Senator Tom Udall will host an information session at Eldorado High School Performing Arts Center, 11300 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, for middle and high school students and recent graduates interested in applying to the U.S. military service academies. Representatives from Udall’s office, the New Mexico congressional delegation and the military service academies will be available to field questions from prospective applicants and parents. Udall is currently accepting applications for nominations to enter an academy in the fall of 2020.
Four of the five service academies — the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy, 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.
“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. 11, 2019, 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 https://www.tomudall.senate.gov/help/academy-nominations. For questions, please visit Udall’s website or contact his Albuquerque office at (505) 346-6791.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
WHAT: Military Service Academy Information Session
WHEN: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Eldorado High School Performing Arts Center
11300 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM