Nominations to 4 of the 5 federal service academies are difficult to obtain and are required for the application for admission. The U. S. Coast Guard does not require a nomination. Members of Congress are authorized by law to nominate candidates to the U. S. Naval Academy, the U. S. Military Academy, the U. S. Air Force Academy, and the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy. The acceptance rates are as follows:
Navy (9%); Air Force (12%); Army (13%); Merchant Marine (15%); and Coast Guard (16%).
Many deserving high school seniors have received or will be receiving a letter that will begin this way:
“Dear Service Academy Applicant,
We regret to inform you that Senator XXXX will not be submitting your name as one of his nominees to the United States Service Academy listed as the first choice on your application. The Senator is grateful to you on your willingness to serve our country in such an honorable tradition.”
The candidates must not allow this rejection letter to identify them. The letter is an event in their life. They are disappointed and feel terrible. Today starts a new day with a new slate to write their journey in life. There are many opportunities in life and one of them is to reapply next year. It is all about preparation, planning and implementation. This is the time for reflection and reality. Do you have what it takes? How competitive are you in academics, physical fitness and leadership?
Is the military your goal, desire, and purpose for your life?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TALK ABOUT YOUR FUTURE? CONTACT ME AT
830 285 7010 MY PERSONAL CELL PHONE OR SEND ME A PERSONAL EMAIL AT
MERGER@WINDSTREAM.NET. LET’S TALK ABOUT SERVING OUR NATION.