- Feb 5, 2018
My late husband died in 2013, as a result of a service-related illness, he was also a Ret. Col from the Army after 29 years of service. The VA determined his illness was 100% service related. We were told that my son (my late husbands step-son) was eligible for the Presidential Nomination in the event he chose to apply to any of the military academies. Over the weekend, he was preparing for the upcoming nominations (class of 2023), and found that in order to be eligible for the Presidential nomination, he would have had to be adopted by my late husband before he turned 15 years old. Can someone confirm this is accurate?