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Service Academy Nominations

Each year, I have the privilege of nominating young men and women for admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at King's Point.

Candidates interested in seeking a nomination from my office to one of these academies must request a copy of my application packet in addition to applying directly to the Academy's Admissions office. If you contact other nominating sources, such as your U.S. Senators, be certain to confirm their deadlines and application requirements as procedures may differ between offices.

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy manages its own selection process based on a nationwide merit-based competitive process. No congressional nominations are required. All applicants must apply directly to the Coast Guard Academy's Admissions office. For further information, visit their website at http://www.cga.edu.

Basic Requirements for Service Academy Eligibility

  • Must be at least 17, but not yet 23 years-of-age by July 1st of year of admission to the academy
  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be unmarried
  • Cannot be pregnant or have legal obligation to support a child or other dependents
  • Must meet the medical, physical and academic requirements of the Academy

Nomination Process and Requirements

Each member of Congress, either in the House of Representatives or the Senate, is allowed a total of five appointees to each service academy. For each vacancy, I am allowed to nominate ten individuals. Please contact the district office at (419) 354-8700 to learn more about vacancies and for a nomination application.

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