Staff for U.S. Sen. Tom Udall will host an information session 6-8 p.m.,Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the University of New Mexico for 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 accepting applications for nominations to enter an academy in the fall of 2019.
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 am honored to nominate some of the best and brightest young people from across New Mexico to our nation’s military service academies,” Udall said. “This service academy information session offers 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. 12, 2018, to submit an application for Udall’s nomination. Prospective applicants are encouraged to begin the application process well in advance.