Heinrich Announces Open Application Process For Service Academy Nominations, Information Sessions Across New Mexico

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Beginning now until October 13, 2017, the Office of U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will accept applications from high school students and recent high school graduates seeking a service academy nomination. Being nominated is a significant honor and the application process is rigorous.

"Each year, I have the honor of nominating talented young leaders to our military service academies," said Sen. Heinrich. "These opportunities provide exceptional education and training that prepare students for leadership roles in our armed forces as well as the skills needed to succeed after their military service."

In order to provide students with information needed to apply for a service academy nomination, Senator Heinrich's staff will be on hand to answer questions at a series of information sessions at convenient locations across the state. These information sessions give prospective applicants and their families the opportunity to speak with representatives from each military service academy and in-state ROTC programs and learn what is required to submit an application to Senator Heinrich's office.

Each academy prides itself on producing our nation's next generation of military leaders. Four of the five service academies--U.S. Military Academy (West Point), U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy--require a Congressional, Vice-Presidential, or service-connected nomination. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy does not require a nomination. 

Parents or prospective applicants who are unable to attend a service academy information session are encouraged to visit Senator Heinrich's Academy Nominations page for application deadlines and more information about the nomination process.

Santa Fe - Thursday, April 13, 2017

WHAT: Service Academy Information Session

WHEN: Thursday, April 13, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. 

WHERE: Capital High School Theater, 4851 Paseo Del Sol, Santa Fe, N.M. 87507

QUESTIONS: Call Senator Heinrich's Albuquerque Office at (505) 346-660

Albuquerque - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

WHAT: Service Academy Information Session

WHEN: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, From 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Highland High School, 4700 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87108

QUESTIONS: Call Senator Heinrich's Santa Fe Office at (505) 988-6647

Las Cruces - Thursday, April 27, 2017

WHAT: Service Academy Information Session

WHEN: Thursday, April 27, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Mayfield High School Library, 1955 N Valley Dr, Las Cruces, N.M. 88007

QUESTIONS: Call Senator Heinrich's Las Cruces Office at (575) 523-6561

Aztec, Bloomfield, Piedra, Farmington, Shiprock  - Thursday, May 4 to Friday, May 5, 2017

WHAT: Service Academy Information Sessions with students at the following San Juan County schools

WHEN: Thursday, May 4 to Friday, May 5 during school lunch hours

WHERE: Aztec High School, Bloomfield High School, Piedra Vista High School, Farmington High School, Kirtland Central High School, Shiprock High School

QUESTIONS: Call Senator Heinrich's Albuquerque Office at (505) 346-6601

Durango - Saturday, May 6, 2017

WHAT: Service Academy Information Session

WHEN: Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 1 to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Durango High School, 2390 Main Ave, Durango, Colo. 81301

QUESTIONS: Call Senator Heinrich's Albuquerque Office at (505) 346-6601