Griffin Announces Service Academy Orientation Day

Feb 16, 2013 Issues: Education, Veterans

LITTLE ROCK – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement to announce the Service Academy Orientation Day for the Second Congressional District:

“Each year, I have the privilege of nominating a limited number of students to our country’s service academies.  The upcoming Orientation will be a great opportunity for interested high school students and their parents to learn more about this process and have their questions answered by academy representatives.”  

The Service Academy Orientation for the Second Congressional District will be held on February 21, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. CT at the Little Rock Central High School library.

Attendees will be provided with information on the application, nomination, selection, and appointment processes.  Representatives will give a short orientation and answer questions about each academy:

The United States Military Academy at West Point, New York;

The United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland;

The United States Coast Guard Academy at New London, Connecticut;

The United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York; and

The United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado

An academy appointment has an estimated value of more than $400,000.  Each academy selects nominees on the basis of moral character, scholastic achievement, physical fitness, leadership and college admission test scores.  The honor of attending a service academy comes with a commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

Learn more about applying for a service academy by visiting: ServiceAcademies.