Delaney Hosts Service Academy Night in Frederick

May 10, 2016
Press Release
Event featured representatives from five academies, was attended by over 130 Marylanders

FREDERICK – Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) held a Service Academy Night Monday evening in Frederick. The event featured representatives from the nation’s five military academies and offered local students, parents and educators an opportunity to learn more about the service academies. The event was attended by over 130 local residents and took place at the C. Burr Artz Public Library. Delaney will also host a Service Academy Night May 19 at Gaithersburg High School. The event was the 16th constituent services workshop Delaney has held since 2015.

Representatives from the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy were on hand at the event.

 “It was truly inspiring to speak with so many young people who are interested in serving our country. Service academies are a key component of our national defense, training the next generation of leaders on the battlefield and for the nation as a whole,” said Congressman Delaney. “Thank you to the representatives from each academy that took the time to meet with local parents and students here in Frederick.”

To receive an appointment to a service academy, candidates must first receive a nomination from an authorized entity. The majority of nominations are made by congressional offices and the Vice President’s office, which may select candidates for the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy does not require congressional nominations.

Local students interested in receiving a nomination from Delaney’s office are encouraged to call 301-733-2900 or visit the nominations page at Nominations by Rep. Delaney’s office are coordinated by his Service Academy Panel, which is comprised of local veterans and educators.