By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D) from Selma announced in a written statement that she will host a military service academy interest meeting for students. Prospective college students can meet with representatives from the United States Air Force, Coast Guard, Military, Naval and Merchant Marine Academies at the Birmingham Public Library on Tuesday Night at 6:00 pm.
Congresswoman Sewell said, “We are delighted to have so many bright young people who are willing to serve in our Nation’s Armed Forces. Our office remains committed to identifying and nominating the best candidates that Alabama’s 7th District has to offer to our Nation’s Service Academies.”
This meeting will offer high school juniors and seniors and their parents an opportunity to learn detailed information about the process for applying for entry into any of the nation’s military service academies. Representative Sewell as well as representatives from the services academies will speak to the potential candidates about the nomination process.
The Military Service Academy Night will be held at 6:00 p.m. At the Birmingham Public Library at 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203. All nomination applications must be submitted to Rep. Sewell’s office by November 12, 2012.
Only a member of the U.S. House, the Senate, or the Vice President can nominate a student for one of the Service Academies. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens no older than 23, unmarried, with no children, and not be pregnant. They must also pass rigorous physical and academic standards. Following graduation academy graduates serve as officers in their respective services.
Representative Terri Sewell is a first term Congresswoman representing Alabama’s Seventh Congressional District. Her opponent in the November 6th General Election is Selma businessman Don Chamberlain (R).