Adams Announces Service Academy Deadline for Class of 2026


CHARLOTTE Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12) reminds high school students in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County that the deadline to apply to be one of its candidates for US military service academies is Monday, October 25. Adams’s office is currently accepting applications from high school students seeking appointment to academies in the United States Air Force, Navy, Army, and Merchant Navy.

“I am honored to nominate our brightest and brightest students to begin their careers in public service. This is a great opportunity to answer the call to serve your country and our community, and I look forward to considering many outstanding students this year, ” said Rep. Adams.

Each year, Congresswoman Alma Adams nominates high school students from the district for appointment to the academies of the United States Army (USMA), Navy (USNA), Air Force (USAFA) and Merchant Navy (USMA ). The US Coast Guard Academy does not require an appointment. Students seeking nomination can apply through their United States House Representative, United States Senators, and the United States Vice President.

Qualified applicants will have the opportunity to receive a full scholarship to attend one of the country’s five prestigious service academies. After graduation, applicants must fulfill a condition of five-year military service as commissioned officers. Candidates for the nomination of Representative Adams must be a US citizen living in the 12th Congressional District of North Carolina; must be at least 17 years old and under 23 years old; must be single; and must have no legal obligation to support children or dependents.

For more information on this year’s nomination process, please contact District Director Phanalphie Rhue at 704-344-9950 or [email protected]

About Representative Alma Adams

Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. represents the 12th Congressional District of North Carolina (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County) since 2014. She sits on the House Committee on Agriculture as vice-chair; member of the House Education and Labor Committee as Chair of the Workplace Protection Subcommittee; and on the House Financial Services Committee. Since her election to Congress, Congresswoman Adams has appointed more than 70 students from the 12th Congressional District to service academies.

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