Good Day Young U.S. aspirants that wish to be officers:
From the numerous posts we get on the forum, there appears to be quite a few of you young people out there that want to go one of the military academys to learn to be an officer and a gentleperson (P.C. man i dislike it)
To help you on you way to an academy life, here are some sites that are must reads:
For the basics on the three main military academys (Navy, Army, and Air Force) http://www.armedforcescareers.com/mi...academies.html
for the number of eligible slots to these three academys, and the number that can be nominated: http://www.armedforcescareers.com/academieschart.html
The Coast Guard Academy is an Academic entry academy only (no nominations needed but you had better be bright!) http://www.cga.edu/
Believe it or not, one of the most overlooked academys is the merchant marine academy. its four years, and you have an engineering degree. You must be nominated by a senator or a representative: they don't take military nomination like the other academys. http://www.usmma.edu/admissions/appl...ns/default.htm http://www.usmma.edu/admissions/facts/nominations.htm
Consult that first chart carefully. I never knew that the Vice President could nominate a person to the Academys.
And as they say...the earlier you start this process, the better.
Good Luck young aspirants. Hope to salute you in the near future....