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My office is now accepting applications for nominations for the Class of 2029.

The United States Service Academies have educated some of our nation’s finest leaders. Considered to be among the top academic institutions in the country, these schools produce some of our Nation's best and brightest.  One of my most gratifying duties is to nominate young men and women from the 11th Congressional District of Virginia to service academies.  As a Member of Congress, I can make what are referred to as “Congressional Nominations.”


To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, an applicant must meet the eligibility requirements established by law and be nominated by an authorized nominating source including a Member of the United States Senate or the House of Representatives, the Vice President of the United States, and if eligible, the President of the United States. I may nominate applicants who meet the eligibility requirements and are legally domiciled within the boundaries of the 11th District of Virginia.

To assist me in selecting the most qualified candidates, I have formed Advisory Boards to interview prospective nominees during the months of October and November.  My Advisory Boards are comprised of Academy graduates, former academy admissions officers, and/or career military officers.  Please note, interviews will only be scheduled for applicants who have submitted a complete application package to my office.  A detailed interview schedule will be announced at a later date.

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.
  • Applicants are required to be between the ages of 17 and 22
  • Applicants are required to be citizens of the United States

Applying To My Office for A Nomination

Application forms for the Class of 2029 are available here

Individuals seeking a nomination to one of the service academies are encouraged to apply in the spring of their junior year. Your complete application packet and all required documents must be submitted through our applicant portal on or before October 4, 2024. There will be no exceptions to this deadline.

Fully completed application packages must be submitted via the document upload portal HERE.

Some helpful tips for submitting:

  • Please use our checklist to ensure you have submitted everything needed.
  • Letters of recommendation can be submitted directly from the writers by using your first and last name.
  • SAT/ACT scores can be submitted directly from College Board, or you can directly upload your scores as a downloaded PDF.
  • Your high school transcript can be submitted by your school counselor by using your first and last name, or can be submitted directly by you.
  • All necessary documentation must be submitted through the portal in order for your application to be complete and to receive an interview from the board.
  • You must submit each document individually through the document upload portal. Each document (application, resume, photo, etc.) must be submitted one at a time.

For additional information, please contact my Fairfax office at (703) 256-3071 or email my Service Academy Chair at

Click HERE for the application forms. Click HERE to access the document upload portal.

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