Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Academy Nominations

Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Service Academies. As your 7th Congressional District Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, each year I have the privilege of nominating a limited number of people to four of the five service academies. The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.  Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.

United States Military Academy Nominations

One of my most satisfying duties is to nominate young people from Alabama's 7th Congressional District to service academies.  As a member of Congress, I can make what is referred to as “congressional nominations.”

The Nomination Process

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. I may nominate applicants who are legally domiciled within the boundaries of Alabama's 7th Congressional District.

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.

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.

Please note that you must start an application process with the academy you are applying to as well as the nomination process through my office. Please visit your site of interest below for the neccessary application.

    * United States Military Academy (West Point)
    * United States Naval Academy (Annapolis)
    * United States Air Force Academy
    * United States Merchant Marine Academy
    * U.S. Coast Guard Academy

To request a Military Academy Nomination from my office, please click here to view the nomination checklist. 

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