HONOLULU, HI – Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) announced the nomination of 32 Hawaii students to U.S. military service academies for the Class of 2027. The academies now consider the students’ applications for final selections.
“Every year, I’m impressed and inspired by the young people from across our state who seek to serve their nation by attending one of our military service academies,” said Senator Hirono. “This year’s applicants have displayed academic excellence and a commitment to service, and I’m confident they will represent Hawaii well. I look forward to seeing all they will accomplish in the years ahead.”
Today’s announcement includes Senator Hirono’s nominations for the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy uses a separate application process. Prospective students are measured on their scholastic achievement, leadership experience, school involvement, athletic and extra-curricular activities, community contributions, and volunteer or employment experiences. Nomination does not guarantee appointment.
The nominees will advance for consideration by each academy’s director of admissions.
Senator Hirono’s Class of 2027 Academy Nominations are:
U.S. Air Force Academy
U.S. Military Academy at West Point
U.S. Naval Academy
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy