|Each year I recommend a select group of district high school graduates for admission to the United States Service Academies: Army, Navy, Air Force and Merchant Marine. The nominations are made on a non-political, competitive basis. Applicants must be residents of the 10th Congressional District.
Who Is Eligible?
An applicant for a nomination must meet the following eligibility requirements as of July 1 of the year of admission to a service academy. He or she must be at least 17 years old, but not have passed the 23rd birthday, must be a United States citizen, and must be unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.
Applying To My Office For A Nomination
Students interested in a nomination should read the Academy Instruction Packet, complete our office application and contact my Lakewood office in the spring of their junior year in high school. Also, please note that it is extremely important that the student begin the application process with the academies themselves.
There are five Service Academies: The United States Air Force (USAFA), Naval (USNA), Military (USMA), Merchant Marine (USMMA), and Coast Guard (USCGA) Academies. Nominations are required for all but the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, to which appointments are made on the basis of an annual nationwide competition.
Please find detailed information below regarding each individual academy and the eligibility requirements.
As far as the USAFA, USNA, and USMA are concerned, there are various nomination authorities, with each eligible young person being able to apply to both United States Senators from the applicant's state, his or her United States Representative, and the Vice President (if very highly qualified). The other nomination categories are military-affiliated.
As competition for nominations is extremely competitive, it is wise for all interested persons to apply through all sources for which they are eligible and for all Academies in which they have a real interest. An individual may be nominated by more than one nominating authority and/or to more than one Academy.
For more information please contact my Lakewood District Office at 216-228-8850.