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Guam - Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo has announced that she is now accepting applications for the U.S. Service Academies.
In a release, the Congresswoman advises that those interested in appointment to the Naval, Military, Air Force or Merchant Marine Academies must submit a completed application to the Congresswoman's District office by December 1st.
You must be a U.S. citizen, be between the ages of 17 and 23, have taken college prep courses and submit at least 3 letters of recommendation.
READ the release from Congresswoman Bordallo in FULL below:
Bordallo Accepting Applications for Nominations to Service Academies
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 17, 2012 – Washington, D.C. –
Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that she is accepting applications from students interested in attending the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado; the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York.
All candidates interested in applying for a service academy nomination must be a U.S. citizen between the ages of 17 and 23, have a proper Social Security Number (SSN), be unmarried without dependents, and not pregnant. Candidates must also be taking college-preparatory courses, have a solid academic record, have taken or plan to take the ACT or SAT, and submit at least three letters of recommendation. A completed application packet, along with the candidate’s letters of recommendation, must be delivered by December 1, 2012 to Congresswoman Bordallo’s District Office at 120 Father Duenas Avenue, Suite 107, Hagåtña, Guam, 96910. Students seeking nomination are advised to be attentive to all other required materials and deadlines to ensure a successful application process.
Applications for a Congressional nomination are available on the Congresswoman’s website at http://www.house.gov/bordallo/. For more information, applicants may contact the Guam District Office at 477-4272, or the Washington, D.C. Office at 202-225-1188. For more information on individual service academies, please visit the websites below:
• U.S. Air Force Academy – http://www.usafa.af.mil
• U.S. Military Academy - http://www.usma.edu
• U.S. Naval Academy - http://www.usna.edu
• U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - http://www.usmma.edu
Recent graduates include Lieutenant David Blas, Lieutenant Thomas Ham, Ensign Jonathan Jake Tenorio, Ensign Kimberly Lizama of the Naval Academy and Second Lieutenant Dominic Leon Guerrero of the Air Force Academy. Blas and Ham are serving at Navy Base Guam and Joint Region Marianas. Tenorio and Lizama are serving on the USS Bunker Hill. Leon Guerrero is serving as a contracting officer at Andersen.
“The Service Academies provide a unique opportunity for students interested in a military career, and I highly encourage qualified high school seniors to consider applying for a nomination,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “Many young men and women from Guam have graduated from these fine institutions, and they now serve proudly in our armed forces. I commend all our men and women in uniform, both enlisted and officers, for their dedicated service to our nation.”
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