Academy Nominations

Each year, I have the privilege of nominating a limited number of people to four of the five service academies (the U.S. Coast Guard Academy accepts candidates based on their own testing criteria). The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

2020 submission deadline is: October 9, 2020 at 5 p.m. MT

Academy Nomination Application


 What are the five service academies?

 How do I attend an academy?

 What is a nomination?

 What is an appointment?

 What are the basic eligibility requirements for a nomination?

 Can I apply for a nomination from more than one source?

 Can I also apply for a presidential nomination?

 Can I apply for a nomination if I am active duty in the armed services or reserves?

 When should I apply for a nomination?

 Can I be nominated to more than one academy?

 Do I need a nomination to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy?

 Should I apply for an ROTC scholarship?

 What are the basic qualifications for a nomination?

 Who is eligible to attend the prep school at the USMA, USNA, USAFA, and USCGA?

 How will I know if I am nominated?

 Does a nomination guarantee an appointment?

 When will I know if am appointed?

 If I do not receive a nomination or an appointment, can I apply again?

 How can I improve my chances of qualifying academically for a nomination and an appointment?

 Why should I participate in extracurricular activities?

 Is it possible to visit the academies?