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.
On Sunday, March 5, 2017, my office is hosting Service Academy Day, an information session for those interested in learning more about the nomination process. More information can be found here.
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
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.
For further information or questions, please contact Anne Overby in my Kerrville District Office, (830) 896-0154 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.