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Virtual Academy Day

Welcome to Congressman Michael Waltz's first-ever Virtual Academy Day!

This informational forum will provide interested students in grades 8-12 the opportunity to learn more about our nation's service academies, requirements for admission and the selection process. Students and their parents are strongly encouraged to view the individual presentations from Congressman Waltz, academy reps and graduates and the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB).




“The 5-Pointed Star – The U.S. Service Academies” video




Academy Reps Panel
  • U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.: George Salerno, (LTC - U.S. Army, Ret.), USMA Class of 1988



  • U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD: Damian Sanders (CDR - USNR), USNA Class of 1999, Deputy Area Coordinator, USNA Blue & Gold Officer



  • U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO: Christine Simpson (Lt Col - USAFR), USAFA Class of 2002, USAFA Admissions Liaison Officer



    • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY: Buddy Finne, (LT - USNR) USMMA Class of 2009


    Junior Military Colleges

    • Marion Military Institute, Marion, AL: LTC Thomas Bowen


    Active Duty Military Panel
    • Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB) BriefingLarry Mullen, Deputy Chief, DODMERB



    ROTC Programs/Scholarships Panel

    • Army ROTCAndrew Lane (2LT - U.S. Army), former ROTC Commander at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University



    Click here to learn more about the nomination process and click here for FAQs.
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