Byus to Serve on Academy Service Selection Board
Congressman Brad Carson has appointed Dr. Kent Byus to serve
on his Academy Service Selection Board. This committee assists the congressman
in considering young Oklahomans desiring entrance into any of the United
States service academies including the Naval Academy, the United States
Military Academy at West Point, the Air Force Academy, and the Coast Guard
The committees responsibilities include consideration
of the applicants high school record and class standing, SAT or
ACT exam scores, physical fitness, and letters of recommendation. Board
members will review applicants, interview candidates, and make nomination
recommendations to Rep. Carson.
Each Congressional office is allowed to nominate ten candidates
for any academy vacancy. Each member of congress may have up to five cadets
or midshipmen at each Academy at any one time.
There are many applicants and few openings,
Dr. Byus said. This work is extremely important, and I am proud
of the appointment because it provides opportunities to positively impact
the lives and education of our young Oklahoma citizens.
Dr. Byus has 20 years of service as a commissioned officer
in the U.S. army in active duty and the reserves. The appointment provides
an opportunity for Dr. Byus to continue to be of service to the state
and the nation. Dr. Buys is and assistant professor of Marketing at Northeastern
For additional information contact Dr. Kent Byus, 456-5511,