Reed to host annual military academy day for high schoolers

This is a photo of the Community College of Rhode Island Knight Campus in Warwick. (WLNE)

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Sen. Jack Reed will host his annual U.S. Military Service Academy Day for high school students this weekend.

The event on Saturday, April 29 is meant to give interested student and their families from across the state information about the requirements and procedures for seeking a Congressional nomination and obtaining an appointment to one of the United States Service Academies. It will take place at the Bobby Hackett Theatre at Community College of Rhode Island’s Knight Campus.

“I am honored to nominate outstanding young Rhode Islanders for admission to our nation’s prestigious service academies,” Reed said. “Academy Day helps interested Rhode Island students learn about the many available opportunities afforded by our nation’s military service academies and familiarizes them with the application and nomination process.”

Representatives from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Merchant Marine, and Coast Guard Academies will be on hand to answer questions and distribute information about their respective programs, he added.

Applicants must be legal Rhode Island residents and United States citizens, at least 17 years of age, with no children or other legal dependents.

Reed was nominated for an appointment to the United States Military Academy by Senator John O. Pastore and graduated from West Point in 1971.

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