Rep. Delgado to Hold Virtual Military Service Academy Information Session

September 30, 2020
In The News

Today, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) announced Friday, Sept. 25, he will hold an information session for community members interested in learning more about U.S. Military Service Academies and ROTC programs. The virtual event will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, and provide students, parents, and educators the opportunity to hear from a panel of representatives from the five U.S. Service Academies and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Programs. Attendees are invited to ask questions about the application and nomination process.

Members of the community interested in attending should RSVP to NY19.ServiceAcademies@mail.house.gov with their first and last name, contact number, home address and/or school address, and a question for the panelists. A link to join the event will be sent to all RSVPs. The panel will answer as many questions as possible following the presentations.

Representative Delgado has the honor of nominating up to ten qualified young people from New York’s 19th Congressional District for attendance at four military service academies: the U.S. Military Academy in West Point; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point.

Students who want to learn more about applying to a military service academy in advance of the event should visit Rep. Delgado’s website to learn more about the process and download an application. The website features specific instructions about the accompanying forms and required documents, including an application form, essays, high school transcript, ACT/SAT scores, and letters of recommendation. Since these materials take time to compile, interested students are encouraged to start obtaining the materials needed for the packet as soon as possible. The deadline for submitting a completed nomination packet for the class entering in Fall 2021 is Thursday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m.