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Service Academy Nominations


Members of the United States Congress are asked each year to submit military academy nominations.  This is to ensure that a wide range of students from across the nation attend the Academies.  Each member is permitted to nominate 10 outstanding individuals from his or her district for each academy.  
Without a doubt, the military academies are some of the finest schools in our great nation.  Not only do they teach academics, but instill discipline, commitment and leadership in our young Americans who attend.  
Competition is very difficult. As competition is very keen, 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.
They look for a well-rounded person; therefore academic qualifications, test scores and leadership abilities are all weighed.  Applicants 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 dependants.
After a congressional nomination is made, it’s then up to the individual academies to make their final decision.  When that decision comes and you have succeeded in receiving an appointment – the real test begins. You will report in the summer prior to your freshman year to begin an intensive basic training program before you begin an intense and gratifying four-year education.
Information on application for nomination can be obtained from Rep. Myrick's Charlotte office.  Please contact Robert Becker at:
197 West Main Avenue
Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone:(704) 861-1976
Fax:(704) 864-2445
For more information on the academies themselves, please click on the links below. 
NOTE: The US Coast Guard does not require a Congressional appointment.  Appointments are considered solely on the basis of an annual nationwide competition.