U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging Wyoming youths interested in a military career to apple for a nomination to the military service academies for the 2016 school year. Candidates who are interested can apply through Enzi’s office for nominations to the Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Military Academy at West Point and the Naval Academy.

“Military service academies provide outstanding opportunities to our nation’s youth through education and training. Attending one of these academies is a great way for our young men and women to serve our country, develop leadership skills and begin a career in military service,” Enzi said.

For every vacancy available at each academy, Enzi is allowed to nominate 10 people. Nominations are based on an evaluation of leadership, extracurricular activities, applicants’ personal statement of interest, SAT/ACT test scores and letters of recommendation. Based on the applicant’s interview with Enzi’s selection committee, applicants are recommended to Enzi for final approval. Following Enzi’s nomination, final selection for an appointment will be made by each academy.

All applicants for service academies require a Congressional nomination. Applications for nomination are due to Enzi’s Cheyenne office by November 10. Address: 2120 Capitol Ave. Ste. 2007 Cheyenne, WY 82007

Applicants will be interviewed in Senator Enzi’s Casper office on December 5th and final nominees will be announced in late December.

The application, procedures and specific applicant criteria are available at enzi.senate.gov in “Academy Nominations” under the “Students” tab. For additional application information, contact Karen McCreery at (307)527-9444 or at Karen_McCreery@enzi.senate.gov.