Students interested in attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy are required to be nominated by either a member of Congress, a U.S. Senator, President or Vice President of the United States.
Last year, Congressman David Hobson (Dist. 7) nominated 22 area students to the four military academies. The deadline is October 22, 2007.
"Military academy service can be a rewarding experience, and I consider it an important responsibility to nominate qualified academy candidates, who will become the future leaders of our armed forces," Hobson said. "I encourage interested seniors to contact my office to find out more about the nomination process."
To apply, interested students should send a letter of interest that includes their full name, address, phone number, Social Security number, both parents’ names, birth date, high school and date of graduation to Hobson’s district office in Springfield at the following address: Congressman David Hobson – Attention: Stephanie McCuistion, 5 West North Street, Suite 200, P.O. Box 269, Springfield, Ohio 45501
Upon receipt, the congressman will forward an application packet and provide follow-up information on the nomination process.
To qualify for an appointment consideration, individuals must be U. S. citizens, age 17 but not yet past their 23rd birthday on July 1 of the year admitted; be unmarried with no dependents; and meet high leadership, academic, physical and medical standards.
Later in the year, the 7th Congressional District Academy Review Board will conduct interviews of academy candidates. Candidates will be ranked according to their academic and athletic accomplishments, extracurricular activities and leadership ability.
The Review Board is comprised of educators, current and former military officers and community leaders.