Senator Tom Udall Opens Application Process for Military Service Academy Nominations

U.S. Senator Tom Udall is now accepting applications for nominations to U.S. military service academies. Staff for Udall will also host several information sessions throughout the state for high school students and recent graduates who are interested in applying.

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.

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

“Every year I have the honor of nominating outstanding young people from New Mexico to our nation’s military service academies,” Udall said. “These sessions are a great opportunity to learn more about the nominating process and to meet with representatives from the different academies and N.M. 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.

Nomination applications for consideration by Udall are due Oct. 10, 2014. 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:

Tues., April 22, 2014:
WHAT: Military Service Academy Information Session
WHEN: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Santa Fe High School
2100 Yucca St.
Santa Fe, N.M. 87505

Thurs., April 24, 2014:
WHAT: Military Service Academy Information Session
WHEN: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Oñate High School Library
5700 Mesa Grande Dr.
Las Cruces, N.M. 88012

Tues., April 29, 2014:
WHAT: Military Service Academy Information Session
WHEN: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Piedra Vista High School Commons
5700 College Blvd.
Farmington, N.M. 87402

Thurs., May 1, 2014:
WHAT: Military Service Academy Information Session
WHEN: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Del Norte High School Lecture Hall
5323 Montgomery Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, N.M. 87109

Thurs., May 8, 2014:
WHAT: Military Service Academy Information Session
WHEN: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
WHERE: New Mexico Military Institute’s Pearson Theater
101 W. College Blvd.
Roswell, N.M. 88201