Senator Roy Blunt is accepting applications from Missourians interested in attending service academies. Nominations to the Air Force Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, Military Academy, and Naval Academy are available for qualified applicants.
Blunt says “Service academies play a crucial role in preparing young men and women with the skills they need to serve and protect our nation.” He says “These institutions develop leadership skills, fortify character, and offer unique opportunities for the exceptional young Missourians interested in pursuing a career in our nation’s armed forces.”
To apply, you must be between 17 and 23 years of age, a US citizen, and a legal resident of Missouri. A committee of Missouri residents will review applicants’ files and present their recommendations to Blunt for a formal nomination in January.
Those interested can apply via a secure website, which allows them to continually check the status of their application. The link to the application can be found on the Academy Application Process page of www.blunt.senate.gov. All application materials must be received on or before September 2, 2022.
The nomination process requires students to first open an application directly with the academies of their choice and then begin the nomination process with their congressional offices.