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Congressman Stephen Fincher

Representing the 8th District of TENNESSEE

Congressman Fincher Accepting Applications for Service Academy Nominations

Apr 29, 2013
Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   
                                    Contact: Elizabeth Lauten
Monday, April 29, 2013                                                                   Phone: (202) 225-4714

Jackson, Tenn. – U.S. Representative Stephen Fincher is accepting applications from students in Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District between the ages of 17-23, are unmarried and who believe they have what it takes to succeed at one of the United States Service Academies.

“I have the distinct privilege to nominate exceptional young men and women from the 8th Congressional District in Tennessee State to the U.S. military academies,” Fincher said.  “Those receiving nominations and appointments to the service academies must exhibit strength in character, academics, leadership, physical aptitude, medical fitness and motivation.”

A limited number of Tennesseans will be nominated to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.  The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

“There is no greater honor for an American citizen than to wear a uniform in service to the United States. I encourage all interested candidates to consider applying for a nomination.”

Requirements and applications are available at  under the “Serving You” tab or you may contact Marianne Purcell at 901-682-4422 for more information.  All applications must be received in the district office in Memphis no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 29, 2013.