Military Academy Nominations - FAQ
Frequently asked questions for those seeking a Military Academy nomination.
What is a nomination?
To receive an appointment from U.S. Service Academy, you must first receive a nomination from nomination source.
- Other sources may be from President Donald J. Trump, who nominates children of career military personnel, deceased or disabled veterans, military or civilian personnel in missing status, and Medal of Honor recipients;
- Vice President Michael R. Pence, who nominates five individuals from across the United Sates per year; and
- The Secretary of the Army, Navy, or Air Force, who nominates members of regular military, reserve components, and participants in the ROTC.
What are the basic eligibility requirements?
Each applicant for a nomination must meet the following eligibility requirements as of July 1st of the year of admission to an academy:
- Age: Be at least 17 years old, but not have passed the 23rd birthday
- Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen
- Marital Status: Must be unmarried, not pregnant, and without legal obligation to support children or other dependents
- Residence: Must reside within the boundaries of the 6th Congressional District of Texas.
- Skill / Fitness: Must meet the medical, physical, and academic requirements of the Academy
Who do I contact to request an application?
To complete an application for nomination from our office Military Academy Nominations Form
Please contact Jodi Saegesser at Jodi.Saegesser@mail.house.gov for further information
When do I apply for a nomination?
The nomination application period opens May 15th of each year for those candidates who are high school juniors and will be seniors the following school year, or who have already graduated.
What is the deadline for completing a nomination file?
The deadline for submitting a nomination packet to the District Office is October 15, 2019 to be considered for the class of 2024, entering the academy in July of 2020.
What happens after I have completed my nomination file?
Applicants who submit a completed nomination application will be invited to interview with the Congressional District 6 Academy Selections Board in January 2020.
Are the requirements the same for all of the service academies?
No. Although many of the qualifications are similar, each academy operates under its own admissions guidelines. Visit the academy admissions pages and complete a pre-candidate questionnaire, and list congressional district 6, for the academies you wish to attend. Please note each academy's particular admissions qualifications.
Will I automatically be selected by the academy after I receive a nomination?
No. You will be placed among a select group of nominees, the academy will make the final decision and offer the appointment.
What if I choose more than one academy?
You may interview with all three of our selection boards, however, we will only nominate you to one academy.
When will I know if I have been offered an appointment by an academy?
Academies will begin to notify candidates of their admission on a rolling basis. Most offers of appointment are generally sent out by May.