WARWICK, RI — Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) is accepting nomination applications to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point.
Applicants to the service academies are required to receive a nomination from a member of Congress before being considered for admission. Criteria for a nomination include strong character, academic excellence, physical aptitude and leadership skills.
“Nominating young men and women who wish to serve our country is one of the greatest honors of my job,” said Langevin. “There are so many options available to young people considering their futures, and I am humbled by the patriotism of my constituents who choose to pursue the military academies.”
Each candidate must be at least 17 but not yet 23 years of age on July 1, 2022. They must also be a U.S. citizen at time of enrollment, unmarried and not be pregnant or have a legal obligation to support a child or children.
To fulfill the academic qualifications, each candidate should have an above-average high school or college academic record and a strong performance on the standardized American College Testing Assessment Program (ACT) Exam or the College Board Admissions Testing Program Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
Medical qualifications include good physical and mental health and ability to pass a medical exam. Finally, due to the physical nature of the service academies, candidates should have above-average strength, endurance, and agility and adequate performance on a Physical Aptitude Exam.
For additional information regarding the application process and qualifications to the U.S. Service Academies, Second Congressional District residents are encouraged to call Congressman Langevin’s Rhode Island District Office at (401) 732-9400.
Application forms are available at: https://langevin.house.gov/serving-you/military-academy-nominations. The request for nominations must be hand delivered or postmarked by Monday, November 1, 2021.
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