US Congressman Ellzey Co-Hosts North Texas US Service Academies Forum
Courtesy Photo – Military Academy Interview Day November 2022 for TX-06 students seeking a
nomination to West Point, USNA, USAFA, or the USMMA.
Congressional offices of North Texas have joined together to co-host The North Texas Military Academy
Day on April 1st, 2023. If you are a highly motivated, well-rounded, successful student, consider the
unique opportunity to develop physically, ethically, and intellectually while building a foundation for an
exciting, challenging, and rewarding career as a military officer in the service of our nation.
This event is free and open to the public. It is a great opportunity for students interested in applying for a
service academy to gather information and ask questions to representatives from each service academy
and congressional staff. Military Academies in the United States offer an excellent option for students
who are interested in serving their country and receiving a quality education at no cost. Students at these
institutions typically receive free tuition, room, and board, as well as a small stipend for expenses. All
five of the undergraduate military academies have selective admissions, and all require at least five years
of service upon graduation.
“Our district area students traditionally are very successful at the academies, and I’m pleased to do my
part to ensure that the community continues to provide some of the next generation’s outstanding military
leaders, “added Congressman Jake Ellzey.
This unique event brings together academy representatives from the United States Military Academy, the
United States Naval Academy, the United States Coast Guard, the United States Merchant Marines, and
the United States Airforce Academy. In conjunction with these academy representatives, congressional
staff, Army/Navy-Marine Corps, Air force ROTC, and the DoDMERB come and participate in this
Congressman Ellzey stressed, “Come to the North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum and gather
important and interesting information. I am a USNA graduate, and attending an academy was an honor
and remains one of the greatest highlights of my life. If you are interested in attending one of these
academies, I urge you to learn more about the process.”
Each year, Representative Ellzey will receive many inquiries from Congressional District 6 students who
wish to attend a military service academy. One of the application requirements of all the United States
service academies (except for the United States Coast Guard Academy) is nomination by a government
official. The nominating official is usually a Member of Congress. The military service academies (Army,
Navy, and Air Force) also accept nominations from other government officials.
The North Texas U.S. Service Academy Forum invites high school and middle school students and their
families to attend. The event is being held Saturday, April 1 – registration begins at 7:30 a.m. program
from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the Fort Worth ISD Teaching & Learning Center, 1050 Bridgewood Drive, Fort
Worth, TX 76112. For more information on this event or the Military Academy nomination process with
the office of Congressman Ellzey, contact Kyler Murphy at 903-602-7860.
The complete list of event co-hosts includes – U.S. Senator John Cornyn, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, U.S.
Congressman Lance Gooden, U.S. Congressman Jake Ellzey, U.S. Congresswoman Kay Granger, U.S.
Congressman Ronny Jackson, U.S. Congressman Jodey Arrington, U.S. Congresswoman Beth Van
Duyne, U.S. Congressman Roger Williams, U.S. Congressman Michael Burgess, U.S. Congresswoman
Jasmine Crockett, U.S. Congressman Colin Allred, U.S. Congressman Marc Veasey.
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