[HARTFORD, CT] – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and U.S. Representatives Joe Courtney, Rosa DeLauro, John B. Larson, Jim Himes, and Jahana Hayes today announced their offices will host an informational session for Connecticut high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors to learn more about the Military Service Academies.
The info session will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 5 p.m. at the MG Maurice Rose Armed Forces Reserve Center located at 375 Smith Street in Middletown, Connecticut.
Interested students will have the opportunity to hear from graduates of all five service academies, including the U.S. Coast Guard Academy which does not require a Congressional nomination, and learn about the application and selection process. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.
High school students interested in applying to the United States’ service academies must apply through the Congressional offices. Each year, Members of Congress nominate candidates for appointment to four of the nation's U.S. service academies: The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. Graduates are commissioned as officers in the active or reserve components of the military or Merchant Marine and serve for a minimum of five years.