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United States Service Academies

United States Service Academies

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The United States Service academies, also known as the United States Military Academies, are federal academies for the undergraduate education and training of commissioned officers for the United States armed forces.

Applicants to all service academies, except the United States Coast Guard Academy, are required to obtain a nomination to the school. Nominations may be made by Senators, Congressmen, and the President and Vice President. Applicants to the Coast Guard Academy compete in a direct nation-wide competitive process that has no by-state quotas.

There are five U.S. Service academies:

Students at West Point, Air Force and Coast Guard are Cadets, while students at Annapolis and Kings Point are Midshipmen. While students at the academies, all Cadets and Midshipmen receive free room and board and pay no tuition. Students at all of the academies except Kings Point also receive a small pay stipend.

Being a member of the New York Army National Guard will help you build a stronger leadership foundation and increase your chances for being accepted at any one of the five US Service Academies. Contact an Officer Strength Manager for an Alumni officer that is in the GUARD to give you his personal insight of these academies.

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