Military Academy Recommendations
Service Academy Nominations
Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Service Academies. As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 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.
Interested candidates who are seeking a nomination from my office to one of these academies must download the application packet below in addition to applying directly to the Academy's Admissions office. The deadline to return our office's application packet is October 1, 2013. The deadline to return any additional information, including references, is October 15, 2013. 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 the Coast Guard Academy's Admissions office. For further information, please visit their website at http://www.cga.edu.
Basic Requirements for Service Academy Eligibility
- Must be at least 17, but not yet 23, years old by July 1st of year of admission to the Academy;
- Must be a United States citizen;
- Must be unmarried;
- Cannot be pregnant or have legal obligation to support a child or other dependents;
- Must meet 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 permitted a total of five appointees in each service academy. For each vacancy, I am allowed to nominate ten individuals.
If you need more information on the service academies, the eligibility requirements or the nomination process, please contact the District office in Cincinnati at (513) 684-2723.
- Military Academy nomination packet - 2013 (03/19/13 12:47 PM PST)