Saturday, September 10, 2011

Time To Apply To The Military Service Academies

The time for applications to the Military Academies is drawing near. For Senators Carper and Coons the application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on October 15. For Rep John Carney it is October 31, 2011. Your application will be reviewed once it is submitted. If you meet the general requirements, you will be contacted in writing to sit for an interview with my Service Academy Interview Panel. Nominations are announced in late December or early January; candidates are notified in writing.

To be considered for an appointment to a U.S. Service Academy, you must have a nomination from an authorized nominating source. Title 10 of the U.S. Code establishes two nominating authorities. The first, usually referred to as "congressional" nominations, includes the nominations of the Vice President and member of the U.S. Congress. The second, usually referred to as "service-connected" or "military-affiliated" nominations, includes selections by the President and nominations from the appropriate service (i.e., Secretary of the Army for nomination to the U.S. Military Academy).

In order to be considered for a congressional nomination, it is necessary that you meet all of the general requirements of the academy of choice and for you to complete the online application. Those requirements include:

Citizenship: U.S. citizenship, or having obtained it by graduation from high school
Residency: Only legal residents of Delaware may apply
Age: At least 17 years old, but not older than 23 years old by July 1 of entering year
Marital Status: Unmarried with no dependents
Academic: Must complete the SAT
Physical: Must meet the Academy physical requirement and the DODMERB medical examination


If interested go to APPLICATION FOR NOMINATION - U. S. SERVICE ACADEMY By Sen Tom Carper

Information On Military Service Applications For Sen Coons.

Military Service Applications by Rep. John Carney

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