Service Academy Nominations

Applications Open June 1, 2021
Fall 2021 Deadline Extended to Friday, October 29th, 2021


If you missed our Service Academy Day and are interested in attending, you can watch the full event here

Thank you for your interest in the United States Service Academies. As your Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, each year I have the privilege of nominating up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to the 4th Congressional District.

The honor of attending a service academy comes with the obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.

Please carefully read the information below before submitting an application for a nomination. When submitting your ACT or SAT scores to my office, the ACT Code is: 7727 and the SAT Code is: 5603. Please use these codes to ensure that my office receives an official copy of your scores. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country. Please contact my Academy Coordinator, Scott Balough, at (757) 942-6050 for additional questions.

Use this CHECKLIST to assist you in the application process.

Please review the page of FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS before you begin your application for a Service Academy Nomination.

Your Information

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Contact Information

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Education Information
Test Scores

SAT Scores

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Academy Information

Number your preference (1 to 4) of academies — with 1 being your highest preference

An appointment to the Service Academies is based on a desire by the candidate to devote a lifetime of military service and implies recognition by the appointee of an obligation to the government to devote him / herself to a military career.

Additional Information


Please include a list of your extra curricular activities and leadership responsibilities.

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