Welcome from Congresswoman Kay Granger

Congresswoman Granger is pleased to host a “Virtual Academy Day” here on her website!  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 Congresswoman Granger, academy reps and graduates, congressional staff, and the Department of Defense Medical Exam Review Board (DODMERB). 

Guest Presentation by Chad Hennings, USAFA Class of 1998

The 5-Pointed Star – The U.S. Service Academies

Congressional Nomination Process

  • Obtaining a Congressional Nomination from Congresswoman Kay Granger, Courtney Renken, Deputy District Director, Office of Congresswoman Kay Granger
  • TX12 Academy Board Overview, Jim Breen (CPT – USAR), Board Member, USMA Class of 1986

Department of Defenst Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB) Briefing

  • Larry Mullen, Deputy Chief, DODMERB

TCU Air Force ROTC

  • Second Lieutenant John Beigelman

Academy Representatives

  • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY, Buddy Finne (LT – USNR), USMMA Class of 2009
  • U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, George Salerno (LTC – US Army, Ret.), USMA Class of 1988, USMA Admissions Representative, North Texas
  • 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 – USAR), USAFA Class of 2002, USAFA Admissions Liaison Officer 

Links to United States Service Academies 

  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy


  • U.S. Air Force Academy


  • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy


  • U.S. Military Academy


  • U.S. Naval Academy




The views and opinions expressed in any of the referenced material does not necessarily state or reflect those of Congresswoman Kay Granger, her office, or her employees or assigns.