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Cong. Jason Smith Seeks Service Academy Nominations

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jason Smith announces he is seeking 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 Smith. “Service Academies attract the best and brightest young people from across the country and I am honored to be able to nominate students who are committed to our nation’s freedoms.”

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 Peugh in Congressman Smith’s West Plains office at 417-255-1515 or The deadline for nomination applications to Smith’s office is Nov. 1, 2013.