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Military Academy Nominations

The deadline to apply for a Service Academy Nomination is November 2, 2021. 

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 Service Academy Nomination.

Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies:

  • U.S. Military Academy (USMA) in West Point, NY;
  • U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, MD;
  • U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, CO;
  • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) in Kings Point, NY.
  • The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) in New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.

The deadline to apply for a service academy nomination is November 2, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact our Lafayette office at (337) 703-6105. 


How to Apply:

  1. Click here to download an application form.
  2. Print and complete the application package.
  3. Gather all required supporting materials, including an official high school transcript, ACT/SAT scores, at least three letters of recommendation, a one-page resume, and a short essay (500-750 words).
  4. Submit your completed application and all supporting materials.
  5. Return by hand or mail to Office of Congressman Clay Higgins; 600 Jefferson Street, Ste 808; Lafayette, LA 70501