Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard announced today that she is currently accepting nomination request letters from individuals in Hawai‘i’s Second Congressional District to the U.S. Service Academies for the classes entering in the summer of 2017. Applicants can request a nomination form here. The deadline for completed files is October 31, 2016.
“Each year, I have the honor of nominating Hawai‘i’s best and brightest to attend our nation’s prestigious Service Academies,” said Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. “There is no greater privilege than to serve our country in uniform, and I encourage anyone in the Second Congressional District who is qualified and interested to submit their application for a nomination.”
The Service Academies include:
- Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
- Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
- West Point Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
- Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y.
Coast Guard Academy admissions are based on a nationwide competition and do not require Congressional nominations.
Potential candidates must have reached their 17th birthday and not passed their 23rd birthday on July 1 of the year they would enter the academy; be a U.S. citizen; have graduated from high school; be unmarried; have taken the ACT and/or SAT; and meet the stringent entrance requirements of their preferred academy. Answers to other frequently asked questions are available here: FAQ.
Although formal nominations will not be made until 2017, all applications are due by October 31, 2016. Applications can be submitted to:
Ryan Joslin, Office of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 5-104, Honolulu, HI 96850
Constituents may also call the congresswoman’s Hawaiʻi office at (808) 541-1986 for additional information.