Since 1988, Lisa A. Post has owned and operated Edward J. Post Company, Inc., a surety bond business based in Medford, New Jersey which she purchased from her father. A veteran of the United States Army and the Army Reserves, Lisa A. Post also supports organizations and activities that increase understanding between the military and civilian sectors.
She recently prepared to participate on a team assisting Congressman Tom MacArthur, who represents Medford in New Jersey’s District 3, in the selection of candidates for admission to US military service academies.
The team’s job involved interviewing applicants and making recommendations on their requests for admission. The duties of members of Congress include submitting nominations of young people who live in their districts for matriculation at service academies. Potential applicants may request such a nomination from members of the House of Representatives or the Senate, as well as from the vice president of the United States.
Members of Congress may nominate candidates for enrollment in the US Military Academy at West Point, the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the Naval Academy at Annapolis, and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. The Coast Guard does not request a congressional nomination.
In order to be eligible, applicants must be US citizens above 17 years old but younger than 23. They must not be able to claim any dependents, and must demonstrate their fitness to take on the health, fitness, and academic requirements of a military academy.