Each year I have the pleasure of nominating outstanding young men and women from the 21st District to four of the United States' military service academies. Each applicant for a nomination must meet the following eligibility requirements as of July 1st of the year of admission to an academy:
AGE: Be between 17 and 23 years old.
CITIZENSHIP: Must be a U.S. citizen.
Applicants are carefully evaluated based on numerous qualifications. These include character, scholarship, leadership, physical fitness, medical fitness and motivation.
Interested students should contact my office in Kerrville in the spring of their junior year in high school to begin the application process.
Congressman Lamar Smith
301 Junction Hwy., Suite 346C
Kerrville, Texas 78028
Attn: Anne Overby
Academy Day 2013 - March 3, 2-4 pm
The University of Texas at San Antonio Campus, One USTA Circle Main Building, Ground Floor, 0.104
This event will provide parents, students and educators with information about the nomination process for our nation's service academies. Please click here for more information and here for driving directions.
If you are interested in applying for a nomination for the entering class of 2014 (graduating class of 2018), you may download a copy of the current application, here, and fact sheet with resources by clicking here. You may also contact the Kerrville district office to have a copy mailed to you. Simply send in a request or use the one provided by clicking here.
All application materials for the entering class of 2014 will be accepted from April 1, 2013 up until October 19, 2013. All materials must be postmarked by October 19, 2013.
All students have four nomination sources. In addition to your United States Representative, it is advisable to request a nomination from both of your United States Senators and the Vice President of the United States. Those links can be found here:
Air Force Academy
U.S. Naval Academy
U.S. Military Academy
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
NOTE: The US Coast Guard does not require a Congressional appointment. Appointments are considered solely on the basis of an annual nationwide competition.