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Congressman Randy Hultgren

Representing the 14th District of ILLINOIS

Rep. Hultgren Reminds High School Students of Service Academy Opportunity

Sep 13, 2018
Press Release



Hultgren Reminds High School Students of Service Academy Opportunity

Deadline to apply for Congressional Nomination is October 26th


Campton Hills, IL — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) announced he is accepting applications for congressional nominations to attend one of our nation’s Service Academies: U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado; U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York; U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; and U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland.


The deadline for applications is October 26, 2018. Please visit Rep. Hultgren’s website for more information and the updated application packet.


“Of the applicants from last year, an impressive eleven students from the 14th Congressional District were selected to attend a United States Service Academy as a part of the class of 2022. It is a high honor for students to be selected to attend our nation’s Service Academies, and I’ve been thrilled at the number of our community’s students who have been chosen to attend these distinguished institutions,” said Rep. Hultgren. “If a student desires to pursue this rigorous education and career, it is important they pursue a congressional nomination. I look forward to seeing the strong talent our local high schools have to offer our nation.”


An appointment to a U.S. Service Academy is a rare honor and requires at least a nine-year service obligation, including four years at an academy and five years of active duty service. Selections are evaluated on character, scholarship, leadership, and physical aptitude. Nominations are given by Members of Congress and the Office of the Vice President.


To apply, applicants must be in the military or high school seniors or graduates under the age of 23, and residents of the 14th Congressional District.


Interviews for each applicant will be held November 30th and December 1st. Congressional nominations will be submitted to the respective academies and candidates will be notified by January 1, 2019.


Information regarding each Academy application procedure is available on each of the Academy’s websites, which include important information regarding each academy’s specific deadlines and requirements.


For additional questions about the process, please do not hesitate to contact Carol Berger at (630) 584-2734.