The good news is that you have a nomination. But now you wait! . . . So what should an Academy nominee do during the time from about January until March or April? In short, 'just keep rowing' (or, as Coach P. J. Fleck would tell you, "row the boat"). Between the winter weather and the re-start of school, you have plenty of reasons to be a bit depressed and unsure of what to do as you wait on the 'word' about your potential USAFA, USMA or USNA appointment. 'Just keep rowing'
I am asked all the time if college students or enlisted members in the Army, Navy or Air Force are too 'old' to enter the Academy. Typically, the answer is 'no.' Now the gentleman pictured here is too old, but a student or young enlisted member of the service is likely qualified to enter the US Air Force Academy, the US Naval Academy, the US Military Academy or the US Coast Guard Academy. The guideline to the different academies is essentially the same: an entering cadet mus
"Early” February is the time to start applying to the Coast Guard Academy’s AIM program (which stands for “Academy Introduction Mission”). This summer program for ‘soon-to-be’ high school seniors occurs in three sessions of one week over the first three weeks of July in 2016. It is an ideal way to learn about USCGA first-hand and see the campus up close. The application is due by April 1 so get started soon. And you will be notified by May 1 if you are accepted. The tuit