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Congressman Randy Hultgren

Representing the 14th District of ILLINOIS

Hultgren Accepting Military Academy Applications

Sep 15, 2011
Press Release

Geneva, IL – US Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today announced that he is now accepting applications for nomination from young men and women interested in attending one of the United States military academies for summer 2012 admission.

"As the school year begins, many students are thinking about what’s next," said Hultgren. "My staff and I are eager to provide information and assist with nominations to the military academies."

To be eligible for appointment, you must be a United States citizen; at least 17 and not more than 23 years of age on July 1, 2012; unmarried; not pregnant; have no dependents; good moral character; and a legal resident of the 14th Congressional District of Illinois. Average acceptable ACT scores are 24 in both math and English.

Applications are accepted for the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado; U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York.

Those seeking more information or who are interested in applying for any or all of the academies should contact Carol Berger at 630.232.7104 or carol.berger@mail.house.gov. The completed congressional application must be received by November 2, 2011. Candidates must also complete the individual academy applications online and meet the required deadlines.

"I encourage young men and women with any level of interest to contact us now,” said Hultgren. "There are several steps in this process, and applications must be filed with both my office and the individual academies."