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Deadline Approaches for Students Seeking Nominations to U.S. Service Academies

Students’ completed nomination applications must reach Ryan’s Janesville office by November 1.

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September 20, 2005 | Kate Matus ( 202-226-7326) | comments

First District Congressman Paul Ryan today reminded students and eligible military personnel in the First Congressional District who seek a nomination to the U.S. Air Force, Military, Naval, or Merchant Marine Academies that his Janesville office must receive their completed applications by November 1, 2005. Evaluations for nominations will begin in the near future and will be based on a variety of factors including test scores achieved on the SAT or ACT, class rank, grade point average, school records, extracurricular activities, leadership potential, motivation, recommendations, and interviews. 

“The academies have a reputation for academic toughness and rigorous training that prepares graduates to tackle the challenges they encounter in military and civilian life. For students who are committed to serving our nation in the military and working hard to get an excellent education and develop as a leader, the academies offer great opportunities,” Ryan said. 

Young men and women interested in attending one of the U.S. service academies are encouraged to submit their applications for a nomination as soon as possible, in order to meet the approaching November 1 deadline. 

Students applying for an appointment to a U.S. service academy must have a nomination from an authorized nominating source. Members of Congress are authorized to nominate candidates, as are the President, Vice President, and the Secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force. Students seeking a nomination from Ryan should contact his office by calling toll-free 1-888-909-7926. Nomination forms are available through Ryan’s office and on his congressional website at http://www.house.gov/ryan/academy. Completed nomination application forms must reach the Janesville office by the November 1, 2005 deadline, for the class entering in 2006. 

Students should send their applications to Ryan’s Janesville office, to the attention of Chad Herbert. The address and phone number for this office are listed below: 

Congressman Paul Ryan
Attention: Chad Herbert
Janesville Constituent Services Center
20 S. Main Street, Suite 10
Janesville, WI 53545
phone: 1-888-909-RYAN (7926)

Applicants for academy nominations from Congressman Ryan must be:

  • citizens of the United States and residents of the First Congressional District of Wisconsin, 

  • at least 17 years of age and must not have passed their 23rd birthday on July 1, 2006, 

  • unmarried and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents, at the time of admission to an academy.

Competition to enter the academies is intense, and receiving a nomination does not guarantee acceptance by an academy.

*** Special note: Students should not send their nomination application materials to Ryan’s Washington, D.C. office. Mail deliveries for congressional offices in Washington still are subject to delays due to required security precautions.

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