Luetkemeyer Invites Missouri Students to Consider U.S. Military Service Academies

Luetkemeyer
Invites Missouri Students to
Consider U.S. Military Service Academies

            WASHINGTON,
D.C.
_ U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9) today asked high school
students in the 9th Congressional District to consider attending the
nation’s military academies in order to serve our country.

“There are
many young men and women throughout the 9th District who would make
great leaders in our country’s armed forces, and I invite them to learn about
the admissions process at the academies because of the strong college learning
experience and the opportunity to serve our country,” Luetkemeyer said. “For
those selected from the extremely competitive field of qualified students from
across the country, they are in for a very positive life-changing
experience.”

The four
armed service academies are West Point in New York (U.S. Army), the U.S. Naval
Academy in Maryland (U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps), the U.S. Air Force
Academy in Colorado (U.S. Air Force), and the Merchant Marine Academy in New
York (U.S. Merchant Marine).

The
acceptance process includes a formal application to a panel of community
volunteers from the district selected by Luetkemeyer; applicant interviews; and
formal applicant nominations to the academies of their choice. Nominations are
forwarded to the respective academies which notify students if they have been
accepted. 

            Students can contact
Jenni Riegel in Luetkemeyer’s Washington, Mo., office for information about the
academy nomination process.  Riegel can be contacted at (636) 239-2276.  A
packet of information including various deadlines and a formal application will
be sent to interested students and must be returned to Riegel no later than
October 30, 2009 for Fall, 2010 consideration.

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