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Aderholt Seeks Service Academy Nomination Requests

October 12, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Our nation’s service academies are elite institutions that train students to excel in academics and military affairs. These institutions seek well-rounded individuals with a high level of academic achievement, as well as a commitment to athletics, student activities, and civic organizations.


Famous graduates of these institutions include Presidents Ulysses S. Grant, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Jimmy Carter, as well as legendary Generals Robert E. Lee, George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and Norman Schwarzkopf. The academies have also produced numerous astronauts. The second man to ever walk on the moon–Buzz Aldrin–was a graduate of a U.S. service academy.


Congressman Aderholt has the privilege to nominate a limited number of men and women to four of the five service academies. The United States Coast Guard does not accept Congressional nominations, applications must be submitted directly to the Director of Admissions. 


If you, or a high school student you know, would be interested in a service academy nomination, the deadline is December 1st.  For more information please visit the Congressman’s website, or call 256-381-3450.



In Washington, Congressman Aderholt serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee; he is also a member of the Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee, and the Helsinki Commission.


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