Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo has announced that her office 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. Congresswoman Bordallo also encourages students to explore Wentworth Military Academy and College. Wentworth Academy is a two-year military junior academy located in Lexington, Missouri that prepares its students for early commissioning into the U.S. Army as well as other commissioning programs for other services.
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 dependants, 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 15, 2010 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 are available on Congresswoman Bordallo’s website at http://www.house.gov/bordallo/nominations.shtml. 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
* Wentworth Military Academy and College – http://wma.edu
“The service academies provide an avenue to a career as an officer in the military,” Congresswoman Bordallo said. “Many young men and women from Guam have met the academic and physical requirements and are now attending or have graduated from these institutions. I encourage interested and qualified high school seniors to consider the academies as a path to a commission. I commend all of our men and women who serve, both enlisted and officers, and I look forward to assisting those students who are interested in attending a service academy.”