Prince William Country Service Academy Information Night
11th District, Congressman Gerry Connolly to Host Military Service Academy Night in Prince William County.
Informational Session Planned for Academy Appointment Process and ROTC Scholarships
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY - Congressman Gerry Connolly will partner with Prince William County Schools to host a “Military Service Academy Night” for area students interested in attending one of the Service Academies. Students may also attend to learn about scholarships from the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).
The program will take place on Wednesday, May 1 at Freedom High School located at 15201 Neabsco Mills Road, Woodbridge, VA 22191. The program will begin sharply at 7:00 PM and will include presentations from Academy Liaison Officers and ROTC representatives, and a detailed explanation of the Congressional nomination process. The Service Academies and ROTC programs will also have representatives at informational booths to address attendees’ individual questions.
“Last year, over 200 students and parents attended our first Service Academy Night in Prince William. The demand for this information is high due in part to the large demographic of military families in the area and the competitive nature of the appointment process,” Connolly said.
Nominations to the Service Academies are made by the President, Vice President or a Member of Congress. There are five Service Academies: The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), The United States Naval Academy (USNA), The United States Military Academy (USMA), The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), and the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA). Nominations are required for all but the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, to which students apply directly.
“These young men and women are answering the call to serve, and I hope that this partnership with Prince William County Schools gives them the information and tools they need to be successful applicants to the Service Academies,” Connolly said.
Congressman Connolly has established Service Academy Advisory Panels comprised of current and former military officers, academy graduates, and former academy admissions officers who evaluate the qualifications of student applicants. These panels make merit-based recommendations to Connolly for nominations to the service academies.
For more information contact:
Prince William County Director
Office of Congressman Gerald E. Connolly
4308 Ridgewood Center Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192
(703) 670-4989 Office
(703) 670-6042 Fax