Hoyer Accepting U.S. Service Academy Applications - Southern Maryland Headline News

Hoyer Accepting U.S. Service Academy Applications

To Host U.S. Academy and Military Career Forum April 20

WASHINGTON (April 10, 2009) – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) announced this week that his office is currently accepting U.S. Service Academy applications for the 2010-11 school year. For students’ convenience, Service Academy Application packets are available online on Congressman Hoyer’s website: http://hoyer.house.gov/services/academy.asp. Included in the packet are all information and materials needed to complete and submit the application, which must be postmarked for delivery to Hoyer’s office by October 15, 2009.

Hoyer also announced that he will host the 28th Annual U.S. Academy and Military Career Forum at the Show Place Arena located at 149000 Pennsylvania Avenue in Upper Marlboro on Monday, April 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Hoyer’s annual forum provides students an opportunity to learn more about an interesting and fulfilling career in the United States Military and will feature representatives of the U.S. Service Academies, local University ROTC Programs and Military Service Recruiters.

“When considering what path to take after high school, students have an appealing option in our nation’s United States Service Academies,” stated Congressman Hoyer. “An education at one of the service academies ranks among the best in the country and offers students the opportunity to develop the skill-set necessary to be an officer in our nation's military, as well as succeed in today’s competitive job market. Every year, I look forward to nominating an impressive number of students from Maryland’s 5th Congressional District for admission to these prestigious institutions.”

Every year Congressman Hoyer nominates outstanding candidates from the 5th Congressional District for admission into one of four United States service academies: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York (Army), the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. This year, Congressman Hoyer nominated 38 students for consideration. Accepted nominees for the 2009-10 school year will be announced later this spring.

In order to pursue appointment to one of the academies, students between the ages of 17 and 22 must be nominated. To begin the nomination process, students can obtain the application packet online on Congressman Hoyer’s website at www.hoyer.house.gov or can contact can contact Ms. Betty Rogers in Congressman Hoyer’s Greenbelt Office at (301) 474-0119.

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