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Military Academy Appointments

Attending a United States Service Service Academy is an honor for students and the Members who represent them. Academies provide a fully-funded education for students who commit to postgraduate service in one of the branches of our Armed Forces. Members have the special opportunity to nominate students from their district to attend one of these distinguished academies: the United States Military Academy at West Point, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, and the United States Merchant Marine Academy. The United States Coast Guard Academy does not require a Congressional nomination. 

Admission to a service academy is a two-tiered process. The candidate must first apply through the specific Academy and meet the minimum standards for admission set by the Academy. These standards include academic, physical, and medical qualifications. The second tier to admission is the nominations process. The candidate must meet the Academy’s admissions requirements and receive a nomination to be offered an appointment to the Academy.

Congressman Nadler may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district.

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

How to Submit a Request to Congressman Nadler's Office:

Please submit all requests for Military Academy nominations through Serving You > Help With a Federal Agency > Military Academy Nominations.

The deadline to submit requests for nominations for the 2022-23 academic year to our office is January 10, 2022.

With your request, please send:
A photo;
Your resume;
Two letters of recommendation (one academic and one personal); and
A personal statement highlighting any community involvement.

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