Members of Congress may nominate applicants who meet the eligibility requirements established by law. A candidate may seek a nomination from the following: A member of the U.
Service Academy Nominations U. Please read all the directions below for a better understanding of the nomination process. 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. The academy nomination process requires that you apply through your Congressional offices and directly to the academies for an actual appointment.
As part of the process, you are required to contact the appropriate academy or academies and complete all requirements.
Applying to all of the academies may improve your chances of receiving at least one appointment offer.
If you have not already contacted the academy of your choice, you should do so as soon as possible to prevent any delay in the nomination process. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U. Service Academies and serving our country!
Application and Essays Fill in all of the application answers below and generate the application for review. Once you have completed the application, print and mail it to the address on the application. The essay should be limited to two typewritten pages on the following topic: If you are in high school, request that your counselor or principal fill out the required evaluation form and attach a letter of recommendation.
If you are in college, request that your college advisor or ROTC instructor fill out the college evaluation form.
If you are in high school, ask a teacher or coach to fill out the required evaluation form.
If you are in college, you may request that a college professor or high school teacher fill out the college evaluation form. Additional Letter s of Recommendation: No more than 3 letters of recommendation from this category will be accepted.
Letters from family members are not permitted. High school transcripts must include three full years of study, current GPA, and class rank. If you are currently in college, also send an official copy of your class schedule.
Postmarks, Electronic Submissions and Faxes will not be accepted. Official SAT or ACT scores must be submitted through the testing service if they are not noted on your official transcript. Faxed and electronic scores will not be accepted.
Do not wait until October to take your test as the scores will be received after the deadline. Please use the following codes for the testing services in order to forward scores directly — ACT: Applicants should include a resume in their application packet.
Your resume is a very important document and should be a comprehensive reflection of employment positions, education level, academic and athletic scholastic accomplishments, school and community organization involvement and leadership positions held, volunteer work, and any other activities reflecting leadership.
Photographs Mail in two wallet-sized photos, head shots only, on photography paper. These will be sent with a press release to your local paper if you accept an appointment. Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, Attention:Instructions 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.
For more information, please review the page of Frequently Asked Questions for those seeking a Military Academy Nomination. Academy Nominations.
Admission to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy does not require a congressional nomination. Senator Grassley encourages Iowa students to consider applying to all of the U.S. service academies, because each academy has different qualifications and a student who may be medically disqualified for one academy may be eligible.
For example, the U.S. Military Academy requires service-connected (presidential) nomination requests to be submitted by Jan.
31 of the year in which the candidate seeks to be admitted to the academy. Step 4. To be considered for admission to the Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, Naval Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy, an individual must have a nomination either through a Member of the United States Senate or House of Representatives or through a military service connection.
The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment. Congressman Taylor may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district.
The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment. Representative Moolenaar may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot alloted to our district.