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Military Academy Nominations

As your Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, each year I have the privilege of nominating a limited number of people to four of the five service academies.  A Congressional Nomination is needed to be considered by the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

A Congressional Nomination is not required to attend the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.  Interested applicants should apply directly to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

All applications will be reviewed to determine which students meet the qualification standards. Those students that meet the competitive standards will be interviewed by my Academy Selection Board. Please note you must start an application process with the academy you are applying to, as well as the nomination process through my office and a nomination does not guarantee an appointment to an academy. Please see below for more information into my application process, and I wish you the best of luck.

What is a nomination?

What must be included in the application package?

What is the deadline for submitting the application package?

What is an appointment?

Who is Eligible?

General Admissions Standards

Who should you contact to request a nomination application form?

How is the interview process handled?

Service Academy Informational Seminars

Interested in learning more about the application process for the Air Force, Military, Naval and Merchant Marine Academies? Join us for an informational session, presented by staff members from the offices of Senator Rob Portman, Senator Sherrod Brown, and Congressman Troy Balderson. 



For more information or to view the above information in printable format, please click below.

Congressman Balderson’s Application Form

Information Sheet

Nomination and Appointment Process

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Your Contact Information
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Parent/Guardian Information
Education Information
SAT Test Scores
ACT Test Scores
Academy Information
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. Are you interested in an appointment on that basis?
Additional Information
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