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

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 5, 2019 - Beginning April 8, 2019 until October 11, 2019, 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 11, 2019 in Farmington, followed by sessions in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Las Cruces. 

"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.

Farmington - Thursday, April 11, 2019

WHAT: Service Academy Information Session
WHEN: Thursday, April 11, 2019, From 5:30 to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Piedra Vista High School Commons, 5700 College Blvd., Farmington, NM 87402
QUESTIONS: Call Senator Heinrich's Farmington Office at (505) 325-5030

Santa Fe - Tuesday, April 16, 2019

WHAT: Service Academy Information Session
WHEN: Tuesday, April 16, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. 
WHERE: Santa Fe High School Activity Center, 2100 Yucca St, Santa Fe, NM 87505
QUESTIONS: Call Senator Heinrich's Santa Fe Office at (505) 988-6647

Albuquerque - Thursday, April 18, 2019

WHAT: Service Academy Information Session
WHEN: Thursday, April 17, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Volcano Vista High School Performing Arts Center, 8100 Rainbow Blvd NW, Albuquerque, N.M. 87114
QUESTIONS: Call Senator Heinrich's Albuquerque Office at (505) 346-6601

Las Cruces - Tuesday, April 30, 2019

WHAT: Service Academy Information Session
WHEN: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. 
WHERE: Mayfield High School Library, 1955 N. Valley Dr., Las Cruces, NM 88007
QUESTIONS: Call Senator Heinrich's Las Cruces Office at (575) 523-6561