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United States Representative Alma Adams Announces Deadline for Service Academy Application

by | Oct 14, 2021

Congresswoman Alma Adams during a 2019 community meeting at Town Hall.

High school students interested in attending a US military service academy should act immediately to be considered for this year’s nominations; application deadline is October 25

Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) is reminding Charlotte and Mecklenburg County high school students that the deadline to apply to be one of her nominees to the United States’ military service academies is Monday, October 25. Adams’ office is currently accepting applications from high school students seeking nomination for appointment to the United States Air Force, Naval, Military and Merchant Marine Academies.

“I am honored to nominate our best and brightest students to begin their career in public service. This is a great opportunity to answer the call to serve your country and our community, and I look forward to considering many exceptional students this year,” said Rep. Adams.

Each year Congresswoman Alma Adams nominates High School Seniors from the district for appointment to the U.S. Military (USMA), Naval (USNA), Air Force (USAFA) and Merchant Marine Academies (USMA). The U.S. Coast Guard Academy does not require a nomination. Students seeking a nomination can apply through their U.S. House Representative, U.S. Senators and the Vice President of the United States.

Qualifying candidates will have the opportunity to receive a full scholarship to attend one of the nation’s five prestigious service academies. After graduating, candidates are expected to complete a five-year military service requirement as commissioned officers. Candidates for Rep. Adams’ nomination must be a United States citizen living in the 12th Congressional District of North Carolina; must be at least 17 years old and younger than 23 years old; must be unmarried; and must have no legal obligation to support children or dependents.

For more information about this year’s nomination process please contact district director Phanalphie Rhue at 704-344-9950 or [email protected]

About Rep. Alma Adams
Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. has represented North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County) since 2014. She serves on the House Committee on Agriculture as vice chair; on the House Education & Labor Committee as chair of the Workplace Protections Subcommittee; and on the House Financial Services Committee. Since being elected to Congress, Congresswoman Adams has nominated over 70 students from the 12th Congressional District to service academies.

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