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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

How to request a nomination application form

How is the interview process handled?

Service Academy Informational Seminars

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

Congressman Balderson’s Application Form

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