Congressman Bilirakis Accepting U.S. Service Academy Nomination Applications

 U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) announced today he is currently accepting applications for nomination to the prestigious U.S. service academies. Each year, Bilirakis has the opportunity to nominate high school students from Florida’s 12th District to be accepted to the U.S. Military Academy, the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, or the Merchant Marine Academy.     “Students who have the honor of attending a U.S. service academy will receive a first-rate education, lifelong leadership skills, and the chance to serve our nation,” said Bilirakis. “I encourage all interested students who are willing to work hard and serve their fellow Americans to submit an application through my office.”   The office will be accepting submissions through September 29, 2017, and applicants will be interviewed starting in late October. For more details and to download the application, please visit: https://bilirakis.house.gov/us-service-academy-nominations.

About Jeff Cavanagh

Jeff Cavanagh spent his freshman year at St. Petersburg Junior College back in the early 70s before enlisting in the United States Navy. Soon after, he attended Jacksonville University on a Navy ROTC scholarship. After college, he was commissioned and became a qualified Surface Warfare Officer spending the next 22 years honing his skills as a ship-handler and expert recruiter before retiring in 1994. Jeff expresses a deep sense of pride in St. Petersburg College due to connections that go back many years. His father, Tom Cavanagh, was a career Air Force fighter pilot and combat veteran who taught Geography and Western Civilization at St. Petersburg Junior College in the 60’s and 70’s.

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