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Service Academy Nominations

To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, an applicant must meet the eligibility requirements established by law and be nominated from an authorized person including a Member of the United States Senate or the House of Representatives. Applicants who are legally domiciled within the boundaries of the 5th District of North Carolina are eligible for my nomination. Each Representative is allowed a maximum of five cadets or midshipmen at each service academy at one time. Also, a Member of Congress may nominate up to 10 candidates for each vacancy.

Who is Eligible?
An applicant for a nomination must meet the following eligibility requirements as of July 1 of the year of admission to a service academy. He or she must be at least 17 years old, but not have passed the 23rd birthday, must be a United States citizen, and must be unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents. 

Applying to My Office

Students interested in a nomination should contact my Boone District Office in the spring of their junior year in high school or the summer before their senior year in high school. To apply for a nomination, please download the application: Word  PDF. Please complete the application and return it with the required attachments by Thursday, October 31, 2024. 

Boone District Office
400 Shadowline Dr., Suite 205
Boone, NC 28607
Phone:(828) 265-0240
Fax: (336) 778-2290

Service Academies

There are five Service Academies: The United States Air Force (USAFA), Naval (USNA), Military (USMA), Merchant Marine (USMMA), and Coast Guard (USCGA) Academies. Nominations are required for all but the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, to which appointments are made on the basis of an annual nationwide competition.

Air Force Academy
For more information on the Air Force Academy

US Coast Guard Academy
For more information on the US Coast Guard Academy

Merchant Marine Academy
For more information on the Merchant Marine Academy

US Naval Academy
For more information on the US Naval Academy

US Military Academy
For more information on the US Military Academy

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