Excerpts from Tom Carper "Carper Connection"
Every year, members of Congress nominate young men and women for the opportunity
to be appointed for acceptance into the Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine
Academy, the Military Academy and the Naval Academy. Students accepted into
these programs are given a unique opportunity to obtain an excellent education,
serve their country and gain valuable leadership skills that will guide them in
Knowing the impact military service had on my life, I take
this opportunity very seriously. As a former Naval Flight Officer and retired
U.S. Navy Captain, I appreciate how the benefits of military and public service
shape one's future. Although I didn’t have the honor of attending a service
academy, I learned the value of combining an education with military service
while I was in the ROTC program at The Ohio State
The application process to be one of my nominees for
appointment to a U.S. Service Academy opens TODAY, March 15, 2015. The
application deadline is October 15th, 2015.
I urge young Delawareans to consider this option and consider applying to
multiple service academies. Interested students can access the online
application by visiting my website here. For more
information regarding the application process, contact Laura Wisler, my Kent
County director, at (302)-674-3308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.