Beginning now until October 13, the Office of U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich will accept applications from high school students and recent high school graduates seeking a service academy nomination. Being nominated is a significant honor and the application process is rigorous.

In order to provide students with information needed to apply for a service academy nomination, Heinrich’s staff will be on hand to answer questions at a series of information sessions at convenient locations across the state. These information sessions give prospective applicants and their families the opportunity to speak with representatives from each military service academy and in-state ROTC programs and learn what is required to submit an application to Senator Heinrich’s office.

“Each year, I have the honor of nominating talented young leaders to our military service academies,” Heinrich said. “These opportunities provide exceptional education and training that prepare students for leadership roles in our armed forces as well as the skills needed to succeed after their military service.”

Each academy prides itself on producing our nation’s next generation of military leaders. Four of the five service academies – U.S. Military Academy (West Point), U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy – require a Congressional, Vice-Presidential, or service-connected nomination. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy does not require a nomination.

Parents or prospective applicants who are unable to attend a service academy information session are encouraged to visit https://www.heinrich.senate.gov/helping-you/academy for application deadlines and more information about the nomination process.

Sessions:

Santa Fe - Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m.

Capital High School Theater, 4851 Paseo Del Sol, Santa Fe, N.M. 87507

Albuquerque - Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m.

Highland High School, 4700 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87108

Las Cruces - Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m.

Mayfield High School Library, 1955 N Valley Dr, Las Cruces, N.M. 88007