Johnson to Host United States Service Academy Forum September 15
Sep 4, 2012 -
On Saturday, September 15th at 2:00 p.m., U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) will host his annual Service Academy Forum for young people and their families interested in pursuing an education at one of the nation’s prestigious service academies.
The free informational event will take place in the Conference Center of the Collin College Spring Creek Campus located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Students interested in seeking a nomination to the U.S. Military, Naval, Air Force, or Merchant Marine Academies are strongly encouraged to attend. No R.S.V.P. is required.
“I have the distinct privilege to inform these young men and women on the rewarding career choices available through an education at the nation’s top-notch service academies,” said Johnson, a 29-year Air Force Veteran. “These students have grown up in the wake of the fateful attack on 9/11 and know what it means to serve their country. It is an honor to help them pursue their calling.”
Academy cadets receive free tuition, room and board, as well as a monthly stipend. Upon graduation, they are commissioned as officers in their branch of service, where they must complete a multi-year obligation.
At the event, representatives will present highlights of each service academy and provide details on student evaluation, nomination and appointment procedures. Following this overview, attendees will break into groups, allowing students and parents to speak directly with the representatives from each academy. Students who attend the forum are under no obligation to apply for or enroll in an academy.
Students must be nominated for the U.S. Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, CO), the U.S. Military Academy (West Point, NY), the U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD), and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, NY).
For more information, or to have an application sent by mail, contact Johnson’s office in Richardson at 972-470-0892. Applications will be available at the forum.
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