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Military Academic Nominations



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 Military Academy Nomination.

Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.

Congressman Hurd may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot alloted to our district. To start a Military Academy Nomination from our office, please complete the form below. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.

A complete nomination file consists of the following items:

*Can be submitted electronically to our coordinator.

** Official copies are mailed directly to our office.

Once you complete the online form you will receive a confirmation email from our coordinator. In trying to eliminate paper waste you can submit the majority of the items below with the email provided.

A complete nomination file consists of the following items:

  • Current photo (wallet size or 2.5" x 3.5", you will attach this to the confirmation form you will receive from our coordinator)*
  • High school transcript *(you are encouraged to share our coordinator’s email with your counselors)
  • American College Testing Program (ACT) results and/or College Board Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) results (SAT code for Rep. Hurd: 5452, ACT code for Rep. Hurd: 7704)**
  • An essay stating why you want to attend a service academy (500 words or less)*
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation (max 5)*
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This is to help the constituents that are hard of hearing or use a video phone alert us to that fact so we can use the proper technology when we need to call them. The default option “Voice” is a normal audible telephone.

Education Information
Test Scores

SAT Scores

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Academy Information

Number your preference (1 to 4) of academies — with 1 being your highest preference. You must list 1-4

An appointment to the Service Academies is based on a desire by the candidate to devote a lifetime of military service and implies recognition by the appointee of an obligation to the government to devote him / herself to a military career. Candidates are encouraged to open a file with each academy

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