Thursday, October 22, 2009

Service Academy Nominations Sought

Congressman Bart Gordon is accepting applications from Putnam County students for nomination to the United States service academies. High school seniors interested in attending the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; or, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, must receive a nomination from their member of Congress. The nomination places the student in a nationwide pool of applicants from which the academy may select to fill its class. To be eligible, a candidate must be a U.S. citizen between the ages of 17 and 23. While at the academy, the student will receive a free education, room and board, and a monthly stipend. Upon graduation from the academy, a five-year military committee is required. Eligible Putnam County students can contact Gordon’s Murfreesboro office at 615-896-1986 for more information or download an application through his website. Applications must be received by December 1st.