Now law: Residents accepted to U.S. service academies to receive state flags

January 10, 2020

TRENTON, N.J. – Sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and signed into law today by Gov. Phil Murphy, the bill (A4233/S2106) requires the Adjutant General to issue state flags to all residents enrolling in one of the five federal service academies.

“No matter where their service takes them, home will always be New Jersey. I hope that ‘liberty and prosperity’ reminds them of our state’s gratitude for their commitment to defending our country, and I hope they fly it proudly,” said Dancer (R-Ocean).

Acceptance rates for the United States Military, Naval, Air Force, Merchant Marine, and Coast Guard academies range from 9 to 18 percent. Applicants for every academy, except the Coast Guard, need a nomination from the vice president or a member of Congress. In exchange for free tuition, applicants must commit to military service after graduation.

The bill passed both houses unanimously.