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U.S. Rep. Smith Encourages Students to Submit Applications for Service Academy Nominations

Smith is accepting applications through October 31, 2017

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Washington, DC, October 25, 2017 | comments

Today, Congressman Jason Smith reminded students that he is accepting applications for nomination to U.S. Service Academies. As a Member of Congress, Smith is able to make nominations for the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

“Attending a Service Academy can be a life changing experience. Students get a world class education and assume a leadership role in the military upon graduation,” said Congressman Smith. “Service Academies attract the best and brightest young people from across the country and I am honored to be able to nominate students from right here in southeast and south central Missouri who are committed to protecting, preserving and defending our nation’s freedom.”

Young people interested in a nomination must meet the following eligibility requirements for admission to a service academy:

  • He or she must be at least 17 years old
  • He or she must be a United States citizen
  • He or she must be unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.

Students interested in a nomination should contact Heather Kamps in Congressman Smith’s West Plains’ office at 417-255-1515 or The deadline for nomination applications to Smith’s office is October 31, 2017.
For additional instructions and frequently asked questions, student can visit Congressman Smith’s website at

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