Every year, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (WA-09) nominates individuals from Washington’s 9th Congressional District to the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Naval Academy.  Congressman Smith announced that he will be accepting applications through 5pm PST, Monday, November 26, 2012.

“Every year, I have the privilege to nominate exceptional young men and women from the 9th Congressional District in Washington State to the U.S. military academies,” Smith said.  “Each academy offers students unique leadership opportunities and an outstanding education.”

To apply for an nomination, a candidate must live in Washington’s current Ninth Congressional District, be between 17 and 23 years old, and be unmarried.  Applicants whose parents are temporarily stationed at a military base but maintain legal residence in another state should apply to the congressional office from that district.

Each applicant must submit a completed nomination package to the district office in Tacoma by 5pm PST on November 26, 2012.  For further information and a link to the application, please visit the Congressman’s Service Academy Nominations page.