Black Hosts Military Academy Day for Prospective Nominees

Sep 25, 2012
Rep. Black addresses students and parents
Black Hosts Military Academy Day for Prospective Nominees

 GALLATIN, TN – U.S. Congressman Diane Black (R-TN) hosted a Military Academy Day on Saturday, September 22nd at Wilson Central High School for all high school and middle school students and their parents in Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District who are interested in learning more about the application and nomination process for the U.S. Air Force, Merchant Marine, West Point or Naval Academies, or the Reserve Officers Training Corps.

“Each year, I have the privilege of nominating a limited number of students from the 6th District to four of the five military service academies. I am confident that many of these individuals will one day be our nation’s military leaders. Academy Day was a great time for students and their parents to learn more about our nation’s military academies and the opportunity to serve in the U.S. military. My staff and I want to do everything we can to help the students and their parents navigate through the nomination and application process.

“As a wife, mother and daughter of servicemen, I believe that one of the most honorable callings in life is to serve your country in the military. This calling requires sacrifice, commitment and courage. The honor of attending a military academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation,” said Congressman Black.

For more information, go to the frequently asked questions for those seeking a Military Academy Nomination section on Rep. Black’s website. To start the process, please fill out the Military Academy Nominations Form; the deadline for submitting a nomination packet is October 15, 2012