Carper, Coons, Blunt Rochester Host 19th Annual Service Academy Night


DOVER, Del. – On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, more than 300 people attended Delaware’s Congressional Delegation’s 19th Annual U.S. Service Academy Information Night at Delaware Technical Community College’s Terry Campus. Representatives from service academies and other military organizations were on hand to answer questions and provide information to students and their families about the application process.

Service academy applications require either a congressional nomination or a military-affiliated nomination. Other requirements and more information on applying can be found by going to and clicking on Service Academy Nominations.

“The military taught me how to be a leader, and shaped the person I am today,” said Senator Carper, a 23-year veteran of the Navy. “I consider it an honor and great responsibility to nominate exceptional young men and women to our nation’s service academies, where they will grow into tomorrow’s leaders.”

Senator Carper invited current high school senior and Lewes resident Frank Carter to share his experience applying to the Naval Academy. Other participants included the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, the United States Military Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy and the Delaware National Guard, as well as Air Force, Army and Navy ROTC program representatives and the Delaware Civil Air Patrol.

Photo caption 2: More than 300 people attended Service Academy Night at Delaware Technical Community College in Dover on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Hosted by Delaware’s Congressional Delegation, the annual event connects prospective students with representatives from our nation’s service academies.

Photo caption cover: U.S. Senator Tom Carper (left) and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (right), welcomed Lewes resident and high school senior Frank Carter (center) to speak to a crowd of more than 300 people about his experience applying for a nomination to a service academy at Service Academy Night on Feb. 18, 2020, in Dover.