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WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyo., today announced that he is accepting applications for appointments to the U.S. military service academies for the 2008 school year. Senator Barrasso nominates up to ten people, annually, to compete for each vacancy at four of the service academies.

“Nominating some of Wyoming ’s best and brightest students to our nation’s military academies is one of the greatest privileges I have as a U.S. Senator,” Barrasso said. “I strongly encourage all those students who are interested to apply.”

Young men and women interested in U.S. service academies apply to members of Congress for nominations.  Those nominated are screened by academy officials, and students with the best scholastic and personal credentials are selected for admission.

The nominations are based on:

·        Wyoming resident, 17-22 years of age

·        Receipt of application form and all required information

·        High school grades through at least the end of junior year

·        Results of Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT-I) or American College Testing (ACT) scores

·        Evaluation of leadership based on extracurricular activities, offices held, awards etc.

·        Letters of reference from principal and two instructors


Following a nomination, final selection and appointment is made by each service academy based on: character, scholarship, leadership, physical aptitude, medical fitness, goals and motivation, and suitability for a military career.

Those who are interested in obtaining a complete application packet, please contact Travis Deti in Senator Barrasso's Cheyenne office at:

2120 Capitol Avenue, Suite 2013
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
(307) 772-2451
(307) 772-2451