Accession Number : AD1013592


Title :   Congressional Nominations to U.S. Service Academies: An Overview and Resources for Outreach and Management


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Congressional Research Service Washington


Personal Author(s) : Petersen,R E ; Eckman,Sarah J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1013592.pdf


Report Date : 21 Apr 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : Members of Congress are authorized by law to nominate candidates for appointment to four U.S. service academies. These schools are the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment. These institutions prepare college-age Americans to be officers of the U.S. uniformed services. Upon graduation, service academy graduates are commissioned as officers in the active or reserve components of the military or merchant marine for a minimum of five years.


Descriptors :   UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY , UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY , united STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY , FEDERAL LAW , MILITARY APPLICATIONS , QUALIFICATIONs , leadership , management planning and control , policies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE