Military Academy Nominations

Instructions

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

Military Academy Form

General Information
Permanent Address (Parents):
Present Address (If Different):
Contact
Parent(s)/Guardian
Personal Statement
Include a one-page essay discussing why you are interested in attending a U.S. Service Academy
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Class Information
Test Scores

Include SAT and/or ACT scores. You will also have to mail an official sealed copy to the Office of Congresswoman Kirkpatrick. Be sure that your scores are sent to the academies you are applying to as well.

SAT Scores
ACT Scores
Academy Information

Please rank each of the Academies in order of preference for attendance, with one being your first choice. It is to your advatage to rank all Academies unless you are unwilling to attend certain Academies.

(Note: Of the 5 academies listed above, only the Coast Guard does NOT require a nomination)
Letters of Recommendation
Only three letters will be accepted; please do not send more than three letters. Suggested recommendations: high school principal, teachers, guidance counselor, or coaches. Your file size can not exceed 2MB. Documents must be the following file types: .doc, .docx, .pdf. Mac users: Your document must have a file extension. Resave it using your word processor with the appropriate extension from the above list.
.doc, .docx, pdf file types
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Photo Upload
Please include a recent, color photograph of yourself.
JPG, PNG, and PDF file types
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png pdf.
Resume Upload
(one file upload) - Include all clubs, athletic organizations, community service, academic awards, etc.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
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