Service Academy Nomination

Thank you for expressing interest in the United States Service Academies. As your Congressional Representative, each year I have the privilege of nominating a limited number of people to academies. By contacting my office, you have already shown your commitment to serving our nation, and I applaud you. Our United States Service Academies will push you to reach your full potential, both mentally and physically, while giving you the education and skills needed to serve your country as an officer.

As an applicant, you should begin the nomination process during the summer before your senior year of high school. The first step is to apply to each academy that you are interested in. The service academies are extremely competitive and you should consider applying to more than one to give yourself the best opportunity. You should seek nominations from every source, including myself and our senators, as well as the office of the Vice President of the United States.

The nomination process is very competitive. I look at a number of factors such as your leadership experience, commitment to community, academic achievement, athletic ability, and strength of character.  By reading this and submitting your application, you already have placed yourself among excellent company and I look forward to reviewing your application.

Application Process

Application instructions for the 2019 nominations cycle will be posted shortly.

For more information about each service academy, please visit their websites:

US Air Force Academy
Director of Admissions
Colorado Springs, CO 80840

US Naval Academy
Director of Candidate Guidance
Annapolis, MD 21408

US Military Academy
Admissions Office,
West Point, NY 10996

US Merchant Marine Academy
Admissions Office
Kings Point, NY 11024

US Coast Guard Academy
The United States Coast Guard Academy does not require congressional nominations. If you are interested in attending the USCG Academy, you can contact the Academy directly at: 

USCG Admissions Office
New London, CT 06320

Should you have any questions about the nomination process or submission requirements, please contact my District Representative Rob Richards in my Tacoma office at (253) 272-3515 or