U.S. SENATE News:
SANTA FE – Staff for U.S. Sen. Tom Udall will host an information session 6-8 p.m., today at the St. Michael’s High School Library, 100 Siringo Road 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 the academies.
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.
“Each year, I have the privilege of nominating outstanding young people from across New Mexico to our nation’s military service academies,” Udall said. “This service academy information session will offer a great opportunity for prospective applicants to learn more about the nominating process, and to meet with representatives from the different academies and from 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.
Nomination applications for consideration by Udall are due Oct. 9, 2015. 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.