United States Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri is accepting applications to service academies from interested Missourians.
Nominations to the U. S. Air Force, Merchant Marine, and Naval academies are available for qualified applicants. Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 23, U. S. citizens, and legal residents of Missouri. A committee of Missouri residents will review the files of applicants and present a recommendation to Blunt for a formal nomination in January.
Nominees will be evaluated using the “equal and competitive” method for selection and on the basis of personal merit, including evidence of character, leadership, scholarship, and motivation.
Blunt says “service academies play a crucial role in preparing the next generation of young men and women with the skills they need to serve and protect” the country. The academies “develop leadership skills, fortify character, and offer unique opportunities for young Missourians who decide to pursue a career” in the armed services.
A link to the application can be found at THIS LINK on Senator Blunt’s website. The nomination process requires students first open an application directly with the academies of their choice, and then start the nomination process with their congressional offices. Application materials must be received on or before November 8th.