If you’re a senior in high school interested in a military academy, it’s time to round up a congressional nomination to the service academy of your choice. The Naval Academy, West Point, Merchant Marines and the Air Force Academy all require a nomination from your Congressperson, your Senator or the Vice President/President. Only the Coast Guard Academy excuses this step. (Visit www.uscga.edu for more information).
Each Congressperson is different, so check your local representative’s website, but they’re similar to this one from Congressman Pat Tiberi
If you need a nomination from your Senator, contact either for your state. They too all differ, but are usually due in the same time frame as the Congresspeople. Here’s an example from Sen. Rubio of Florida
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a tech columnist for TeachHUB and Examiner.com, Editorial Review Board member for ISTE’s Journal for Computing Teachers, and freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Currently, she’s editing a thriller for her agent that should be out to publishers this summer.