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Military Academy Nominations

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The honor of attending a service academy comes with the obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. For more information, please review the page of Frequently Asked Questions for those seeking a Military Academy Nomination.

Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.

Representative Steel may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district. To request a Military Academy Nomination from our office, please complete the form below.

A complete application file consists of the following items: 

  • Current photo
  • High school transcript
  • American College Testing Program (ACT) results and/or College Board Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) results
  • Resume of extracurricular activities
  • An essay stating why you want to attend a service academy (500 words or less)
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation

Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.

Service Academy Night

Do you have questions about the application process or attending a Service Academy? The office of Rep. Michelle Steel will be hosting a Service Academy Night on Monday, August 23rd at 6 PM. Representatives from the U.S. Military, Naval, Air Force, and Merchant Marine Academies will be there to give an overview of their respective academies and answer questions. For more information, click here

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