Udall Opens Application Process for Military Service Academy Nominations
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall today announced that his office is now accepting applications for nominations to U.S. military service academies for the class of 2017.
In a YouTube video for prospective nominees across New Mexico, Udall provided information about the process of applying to an academy. To watch the video and learn more, click here.
"One of my duties as United States Senator is nominating outstanding young people from New Mexico to our nation's military service academies," said Udall in the video. "More than anything, I cherish this opportunity to meet with some of our state's best and brightest - motivated High School students or recent graduates who want to dedicate their talents and leadership in service to our country."
U.S. military service academies provide those who enroll with an excellent education and opportunities for leadership in both military and civilian life.
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. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy does not require a nomination.
In order to apply for a nomination, candidates must complete an application on Udall's website, as well as all application requirements for the academies to which they are applying. The deadline is October 12, 2012, and prospective applicants are encouraged to begin the application process well in advance.
Applications for a nomination from Udall 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.