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Military Academy Nominations

The application period for 2018 is closed. Please check back later for 2019 application dates.

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.

Congressman Higgins may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district. The deadline to apply for a service academy nomination is November 2, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Jerod Prunty in our Lafayette office, jerod.prunty@mail.house.gov or (337) 703-6105. 

 

How to Apply:

  1. Click here to download an application form.
  2. Print and complete the application form. 
  3. Gather an official high-school transcript, at least three letters of recommendation, a list of extracurricular activities and leadership responsibilities, and an essay stating why you want to attend a service academy (500 words or less).
  4. Submit your completed application and all supporting materials.
  5. Return by hand or mail to Office of Congressman Clay Higgins; Attn: Jerod Prunty; 600 Jefferson Street, Ste 808; Lafayette, LA 70501