Visclosky Applauds Local Students Attending Military Academies Next Year
Merrillville, IN – Today, Congressman Pete Visclosky announced that three students from Northwest Indiana have been accepted to our nation’s military academies for the upcoming term.
- Othie Freeny of Portage will attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.
- Donald Puent of Porter will attend the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland.
- Patrick O’Shea of Munster will attend the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Acceptance to one of the nation’s military academies requires candidates to meet a multitude of general standards of admission. This includes standards regarding character, scholarship, leadership, motivation, physical aptitude, and whole-person evaluation. The average acceptance rate is between 11-15 percent for each of the academies.
“I commend the three accepted applicants for their hard work and academic success,” Visclosky said. “In choosing to dedicate themselves to the United States military, they have proven that beneath their academic excellence lie strong characters and deep patriotism. I wish each the best of luck as they pursue their education and service to our nation.”
When applying for a nomination, applicants must apply to both the respective academy and through Congressman Visclosky’s congressional office. The deadline for filing with Congressman Visclosky’s office for admission to the academies in the 2013-2014 school year is October 26, 2012, at 5:00PM CST. If you or someone you know is interested in applying to a U.S. military academy, visit Congressman Visclosky’s website for more information and application materials.