Kilmer Encourages Local Students to Apply for Military Service Academy Nominations, Hosting Academy Nights May 24th and 31st

TACOMA, Wash.—Today, Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06) encouraged local students to apply for nomination to the nation’s military service academies and announced informational sessions across Washington’s 6th Congressional District.

“It’s an honor to consider students for service academy nominations,” Kilmer said. “Every year there are a lot of great applications. Reading through them makes pretty clear to me that our region’s future is in good hands.”

As a member of Congress, Kilmer can nominate students to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY; the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy at New London, CT does not require a nomination.

Kilmer and his team will host Service Academy Information Nights for interested students.

Locations are as follows:

Bremerton – May 24th 

5:30 pm 

City Council Chambers

Norm Dicks Government Center

345 6th St, Bremerton, WA 98337

Tacoma – May 31st

5:30 pm 

AmVets Post 1

5717 S Tyler St, Tacoma, WA 98409

Kilmer posted a packet of materials for students interested in applying on his website. Visitors can click “Helping You” then “Service Academy Nomination” for information about the application process.

Most students applying to a service academy seek nomination from their Senators or Representatives. However, there are other ways to earn a nomination. For example, active duty personnel; ROTC cadets; the children of servicemembers who have received the Medal of Honor or are disabled, deceased or missing in action; and students nominated by the President and Vice President of the United States can also earn a spot at the service academies. Constituents who think they might be eligible to pursue a nomination under these categories can contact Kilmer’s office for more information.

Students with questions about the application process should contact Kilmer’s Tacoma office by calling 253-272-3515.