PLANO, TX – On Saturday, September 9th, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) invites Collin County students of all ages and their families to attend his annual U.S. Service Academy Information Forum.   Nomination and evaluation procedures will be explained and representatives from the Military, Naval, Air Force, and Merchant Marine Academies will be present.  Afterwards, there will be a break out session for students and parents to meet Liaison Officers and learn more about Academy life. 

This is a FREE information session open to all, and no appointment or reservation is required. 

Students interested in seeking a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, CO), the U.S. Military Academy (West Point, NY), the U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD), and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, NY) are strongly encouraged to attend. 

“Serving our Great Nation in the military was one of the highest callings of my life, and it’s inspiring to see America’s next generation of leaders seeking to do their part to serve the greatest country in the world that we are blessed to call home,” said Johnson, a 29-year Air Force veteran and POW. “It is my honor and my privilege to assist these young men and women in answering their own call to duty, and I hope this information session will help them and their families prepare for their service.”

If selected to attend, academy cadets receive free tuition, room, and board, as well as a monthly stipend.  Upon graduation, they are commissioned as officers in their branch of service where they must complete a multi-year obligation.

Students submitting an application must do so by Monday, November 13th.  

For more information on the forum or to request an academy application packet, please visit Congressman Johnson’s website or contact Gabriella Pate at (469) 304-0382. 

2017 U.S. Service Academy Information Forum


Collin County Students & Families 


Saturday, September 9th, 2017


9:15 am: Student Check-in
9:30 am: Program begins


Collin College
Preston Ridge Campus, Conference Center
9700 Wade Blvd.
Frisco, TX 75035



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