McCarthy to Hold U.S. Service Academy Forum
Congressman Kevin McCarthy has announced a forum for students in the 23rd Congressional District interested in attending a U.S. Service Academy. The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2017.
“Students interested in serving our nation while seeking to further excel in their leadership, rise to a great challenge, and achieve an outstanding education make great candidates for our nation’s Service Academies,” said McCarthy. “I am amazed each year at the interest and awesome talent of local students choosing to pursue this opportunity.”
The application process to receive a congressional nomination to one of the five academies will be presented, in addition to briefings and video presentations by Congressman Kevin McCarthy and the Service Academy Liaison Officers.
“The forum offers students and parents the chance to learn more about the application process, academy life and career opportunities within the various branches of the military,” added McCarthy. “I encourage anyone who is interested to come out and learn more.”
Academy Liaison Officers from the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will provide information on life at an academy. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy offers appointments solely on the basis of a nationwide merit-based competition, and there is no congressional nomination required.
What: Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s U.S. Service Academy Forum
When: Saturday, September 23, 2017; 9:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.
Where: Kern County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1115 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Interested students and families may RSVP by email at RSVP.McCarthy@mail.house.gov or calling the Bakersfield Office at (661) 327-3611.