THE NOMINATION PROCESS
Every year, hundreds of Texas' best and brightest young men and women write my office to apply for an appointment to a service academy.
To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, an applicant must meet the eligibility requirements established by law and be nominated by a member of the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate. You must live within the legal boundaries of the 11th Congressional District to apply for a nomination from my office.
Four U.S. service academies require congressional nominations: the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy does not require a nomination; please do not request a nomination to this academy.
Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements and submit an application before October 23, 2013 for the class of 2018 (freshmen entering in 2014):
- Must be a United States citizen;
- Must be at least 17 years old but not yet 23 years old on by July 1, 2013;
- Must be unmarried;
- Must not be pregnant or have a legal obligation to support children or other dependents.
District 11 students requesting a nomination should mail a completed academy nomination application to Joanne Powell in my San Angelo district office by October 23, 2013:
Congressman K. Michael Conaway
33 Twohig, Suite 307
San Angelo, TX 76903
SERVICE ACADEMY DAYS
If you have a son or daughter who’s considering a career in the military, I encourage your family to attend one of my Service Academy Days. These events will provide parents, students and educators with information about the nomination process for our nation’s service academies. Please check this page for an event near you:
Angelo State University
MCS Building room 100
2200 Dena Dr.
My office will be joined by representatives from the offices of U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, the ROTC, and the service academies.