Jones to hold information session for military academy

Published 10:06 am Thursday, August 22, 2019

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-AL, has set out on a series of information sessions across the state regarding Military Service Academy nominations, with one slated to take place in Selma next week.

The sessions will be aimed at educating students and families interested in the program on how to obtain a nomination and other relevant information.

In order to successfully complete the application process, an applicant must receive a nomination from a member of Congress or the Vice President – students interested in the program are encouraged to seek nominations from the senator or representative from their district.

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Further, students who are legal dependents of active-duty or retired military service members with at least eight years of service are eligible to seek nominations.

Thus far, Jones has hosted meetings in Birmingham and Anniston and has meetings scheduled in Florence, Mobile, Madison, Selma, Montgomery and Dothan over the coming weeks.

The Selma meeting will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Hank Sanders Technology Center Conference Room at Wallace Community College – Selma (WCCS).

Military Service Academy nominations are open to unmarried U.S. citizens between the ages of 17 and 22 who are not pregnant and have no dependents to care for.

Applications and more information can be accessed through Jones’ website,

The deadline for applications is Oct. 15.