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Defense Primer: Military Service Academies [March 11, 2021]   [open pdf - 502KB]

From the Overview: "The U.S. military service academies are tuition-free, four-year degree-granting institutions operated by the military departments. The academies are a major officer commissioning source, along with the Reserve Officer Training Corps and Officer Candidate School. The military service academies include the: [1] U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, New York, under the Department of the Army; [2] U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, Maryland, under the Department of the Navy (Navy and Marine Corps); and [3] U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, Colorado, under the Department of the Air Force (Air Force and Space Force). There are two other federal service academies, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, in New London, Connecticut, under the Department of Homeland Security; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York, under the Department of Transportation. While graduates of these service academies may also receive an officer commission upon graduation, they differ from the military service academies in many respects (e.g., statutory authorities, application and acceptance processes)."

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CRS In Focus, IF11788
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2021-03-11
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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