Military Academy Nominations

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Military Academy Nominations - FAQ

Nominación a academias militares

Estudiar en una academia militar es una gran oportunidad de moldear un futuro de excelencia y es un honor para la comisionada residente, Jenniffer González Colón, poder ayudar a jóvenes de Puerto Rico con una nominación a estas academias. 

El proceso para poder ingresar a las academias militares comienza por solicitar admisión a la academia preferida y luego entregar la solicitud de nominación a la oficina del congresista donde reside. 

La comisionada residente es el único miembro del Congreso, representando a Puerto Rico, y tiene la oportunidad de nominar jóvenes líderes de la isla para estudiar en escuelas militares de Estados Unidos.

     ¿Cuáles son los requisitos básicos para ser elegible?

  • Tener entre 17 y 23 años de edad 
  • Ser ciudadano americano con pasaporte vigente
  • Residir en Puerto Rico
  • Soltero, sin hijos y/o dependientes
  • Estar en condición física
  • Excelente desempeño académico

Las academias militares que necesitan la recomendación de la comisionada para poder ingresar son: Academia Militar de Estados Unidos en West Point, Nueva York; la Academia Naval en Annapolis, Maryland; la Academia de la Fuerza Aérea en Colorado Springs, Colorado; y la Academia de la Marina Mercante en Kings Point, Nueva York.

Las personas que deseen participar deben contar con las características de dinamismo y liderazgo. Factores académicos y extra curriculares serán considerados a la hora de seleccionar.

Los interesados deben enviar su expediente de nominación a nuestras oficinas con la siguiente información:

  • Tres cartas de recomendación 
  • Foto 4x6 (no foto de estudio)
  • Certificación de escuela superior completada
  • Ensayo explicando el por qué se quiere convertir en un oficial de las fuerzas armadas de Estados Unidos. (1 página/ tamaño 12)

Los jóvenes preseleccionados pasarán a un proceso de entrevistas y análisis por parte de un comité evaluador. 


IMPORTANT:

Request for nomination package will only be accepted via VIA EMAIL. SEND PACKAGE TO militaryacademies@mail.house.gov not later than 5:00 PM November 19, 2021.

 

TEST POLICY:

SAT or ACT scores is the prefered method to evaluate Academic performance. 

Our commitment is to conduct a comprehensive assessment of applicant credentials which include reviews of academic achievement, academic aptitude (rigor), leadership experiences, physical fitness, life experiences, volunteer work and other unique attributes during the application process.


 

Which Academies Require a nomination?

 
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• U.S. Military Academy at West Point westpoint.edu
• U.S. Naval Academy. Annapolis, MD usna.edu
• U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO. usafa.af.mil 
 
 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
                                                       • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, NY) usmma.edu

 

academias militares web 1.pngWhy attend a U.S. Service Academy?

• A chance to serve.
• World class education and Career.
• Leader of Service members.
• It is a full scholarship and a job after graduation
• (USMMA financial aid, no pay as a midshipman)
 
 
 
 
 
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academias militares web 5 GETTING READY: What to expect?

• Academics; The schools are very rigorous.
• Many of the academies have preparatory schools for those ready but not up to the academic rigor.
• Be involved; the academies want well rounded students.
• You will be psychically, mentally and emotionally challenged.
 
 

 

Nomination Process

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• Nomination period starts  on May 15th of each year and ends on October 18  for those candidates who are high school juniors and will be seniors the following school year, or who have already graduated. Evidence of Residency
• You must be a legal resident of Puerto Rico to seek a nomination from our office.
• Proof of age, citizenship and legal resident status.
• Proof marital status and lack of dependents
 
 
 
 
 
 
For additional information please contact:  
 
José Olmos 

+1 (787) 723-6333

Jose.olmos@mail.house.gov

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Academy Information

Number your preference (1 to 4) of academies — with 1 being your highest preference

An appointment to the Service Academies is based on a desire by the candidate to devote a lifetime of military service and implies recognition by the appointee of an obligation to the government to devote him / herself to a military career.

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Please include a list of your extra curricular activities and leadership responsibilities.

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