Oct 13, 2012

Las Cruces, NM (October 10, 2012) -  Congressman Steve Pearce today announced the deadline for the application process for the service academies.  These include the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York.  Students applying to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut; do not need a Congressional nomination.

Interested students must submit their completed applications to Congressman Pearce’s Las Cruces Office, 570 N. Telshor Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88011, no later than October 19, 2012.  In November, Congressman Pearce will hold Board Academy Reviews.  Congressman Pearce will then submit his nominations to the Academies.

The application process is open to all interested high school junior and seniors in New Mexico’s Second Congressional District.

Students are encouraged to research the specific academies on their respective websites for further information on the nomination and selection process.  Detailed information and a downloadable application are available at

Questions may be directed to Mary Morris, Las Cruces Director for Congressman Pearce, at 575-522-3260.