Congressman Ellzey to Host Service Academy Events

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Congressional Ellzey is hosting a Service Academy Forum on Wednesday, September 7, 2022,
at Waxahachie High School in the WHS Lecture Hall from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, with registration
beginning at 5:30 pm. There will also be a Service Academy Information Open House in our
Corsicana District Office on September 8, 2022, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. This will be an
opportunity to learn more about the United States Air Force Academy, United States Navy
Academy, the United States Military Academy (West Point) as well as the United States Coast
Guard Academy (which does not require a congressional nomination).
“I am looking forward to sharing my experience as a USNA graduate.” Ellzey said, “It will be an
informative evening, and I hope any high school students who want more information on
attending an academy can attend one of these events. Last year I nominated 20 outstanding
young men and women, and 12 of those nominated received an appointment to one of the
academies.”
A congressional nomination is required for students wishing to enter a United States Military
Academy. Successful applicants should have a broad academic background, the ability to pass
a physical aptitude test, and strong leadership potential. An applicant must also be a U.S.
citizen, a high school graduate between the ages of 17 and 23, unmarried, have no dependents,
and be of high moral character. Acceptance of a service academy appointment requires at least
a nine-year service obligation, including four years at an academy and five years of active-duty
service. The deadline to apply for a nomination from my office is October 14, 2022. The
nomination process is very competitive, so I urge students to apply for a nomination from my
office and from the offices of our U.S. Senators. Both Members of the House of Representatives
and U.S. Senators can nominate qualified applicants to the four service academies.
September 7th Forum at WHS – WHS Lecture Hall 3001 US-287 Waxahachie, TX 75167
September 8 open house – Congressman Jake Ellzey Office 122 N. Beaton St. Corsicana, TX
75110

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