Virtual Academy Day
Congressman Michael McCaul welcomes you to his 2020 Virtual Academy Day. If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Clancy in my Austin office at (512) 473-2357 or Ryan.Clancy@mail.house.gov. Click here for the Texas Academy Forum.
The information in this forum will provide interested students in grades 8-12 the opportunity to learn more about our nation’s service academies, requirement for admissions, and the selection process. Students and their parents are strongly encouraged to view the individual presentations from Congressman McCaul, alumni, the Service Academies, the Department of Defense Medical Exam Review Board (DODMERB), current cadets, and ROTC branches.
Guest Presentation by Colonel Mark Coplen, USMA Class of 1988
Col. Coplen has served as a West Point Liaison Officer since 2002, working closely with Candidates from TX-10. He served 30 years in the U.S. Army, and is a combat veteran from the Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Col. Coplen is heavily involved in the local Austin community and has called TX-10 his home since 2002.
“The 5-Pointed Star – The United States Service Academies”
The History of West Point
Why West Point?
United States Academy Admissions Brief
USNA Summer Seminar Program
Cadet Fitness Requirements
United States Air Force Academy – Basic Cadet Training
It Takes Grit | U.S. Air Force Academy
Welcome to the United States Merchant Marine Academy
Coast Guard Academy
Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMEB) Briefing: Larry Mullen, Deputy Chief, DODMERB
Guest Presentation by Kaleb Young, USAF Class of 2024 Prospect
Mr. Young is from Tomball, Texas and attended Tomball Memorial High School. He was nominated by Congressman Michael McCaul for the Class of 2024 and was offered a slot at the USAF Preparatory School.
Note: You do not need a Congressional Nomination to attend the United States Coast Guard Academy.
Back to the Service Academy Nominations page.