Senator Carper Hosts 17th Annual U.S. Service Academy Night

DOVER, Del. – On Thursday, February 22, 2018, more than 200 Delawareans attended U.S. Senator Tom Carper’s 17th Annual U.S. Service Academy Information Night. Representatives from the service academies and other military organizations joined Senator Carper to answer questions and provide information to students and their families about the application process.

“My experience in the military shaped the person I am today,” said Senator Carper, a 23-year veteran of the Navy. “I consider it a 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 Caesar Rodney High School senior Steven Ferrandino to share his experience applying to the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He will attend the Coast Guard Academy in the Fall. 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.

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.