April 05, 2016

Udall Opens Application Process for Military Service Academy Nominations

Staff to host service academy information sessions across NM

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall will begin 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.

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.

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