Heinrich Opens Application Process For Service Academy Nominations, Sets Information Sessions Across New Mexico

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Beginning April 4, 2018 until October 12, 2018, 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. The first information session will take place on April 5, 2018, followed by sessions in Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Farmington and Carlsbad. 

"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.

Albuquerque - Thursday, April 5, 2018

WHAT: Service Academy Information Session

WHEN: Thursday, April 5, 2018, From 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Albuquerque High School, 800 Odelia Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

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

Santa Fe - Tuesday, April 10, 2018

WHAT: Service Academy Information Session

WHEN: Tuesday, April 10, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. 

WHERE: Santa Fe High School, 2100 Yucca St, Santa Fe, NM 87505

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

Las Cruces - Thursday, April 17, 2018

WHAT: Service Academy Information Session

WHEN: Thursday, April 17, 2018, 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

Farmington - Saturday May 5, 2018

WHAT: Service Academy Information Session

WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. 

WHERE: Farmington High School, 2200 N Sunset Ave, Farmington, NM 87401

QUESTIONS: Call Senator Heinrich's Farmington Office at (505) 325-5030

Carlsbad - Tuesday, May 8, 2018

WHAT: Service Academy Information Session

WHEN: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Carlsbad High School, 3000 W Church St, Carlsbad, NM 88220

QUESTIONS: Call Senator Heinrich's Roswell Office at (575) 622-7113