Information provided by the office of Jimmy Panetta.
The office of Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) is accepting applications for service academy nominations. Candidates interested in attending one of four U.S. service academies, including the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, or U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, must submit applications and other necessary documents to Congressman Panetta’s office by Monday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m.
“As a U.S. Representative, I have the privilege of nominating young people from our Central Coast communities to attend our nation’s military academies,” Panetta said. “I commend the candidates for their pursuit of service to our country, and I look forward to assisting them in any way that I can.”
According to a recent press release, students interested in being considered for a nomination by Congressman Panetta must have already filed an application for admission to their service academy or academies of choice, and must submit an application to Panetta’s office. Applications include an essay, a resume, official SAT and/or ACT scores, official high school transcripts, official college transcripts (if applicable), three letters of recommendation, and a current photograph. Students seeking appointment to a service academy must first obtain the nomination of their U.S. representative, their U.S. senator, or the vice president. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment. A nomination does not guarantee appointment to an academy.
Those interested in applying to a military service academy can find more information on Congressman Panetta’s website, or by calling the Salinas office at (831) 424-2229.