Each year it is my extraordinary privilege to nominate exceptional young men and women to our nation's service academies. These prestigious and highly selective institutions offer young Hoosiers an opportunity to obtain a fully funded education and upon graduation to serve the United States as commissioned officers in our Armed Forces.
Students may apply for nomination to one or more of the following academies. To help your decision, each of these academies encourages you to order a catalog, visit their websites or call to speak with an academy graduate or student. Please find listed below, the addresses, telephone numbers, and web pages of the service academies.
|U.S. Military Academy:
Director of Admissions
606 Thayer Road
West Point, NY 10996
|U.S. Naval Academy:
117 Decatur Road
Annapolis, MD 21402
|U.S. Air Force Academy:
2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 200
USAF Academy, CO 80840
|U.S. Merchant Marine Academy:
300 Steamboat Road
Kings Point, NY 11024
|U.S. Coast Guard Academy:
The U.S. Coast Guard does not require Congressional nominations.
I have included this link for your information
If you are interested in attending a service academy you must begin the process by requesting a congressional nomination from my office. It is highly recommended that you begin this process in your Junior year to ensure you have sufficient time to complete all application materials. Please review the information below detailing the application process and contact my office with any questions by calling (317) 283-6516.
All candidates applying for a congressional nomination must meet the following eligibility requirements as of July 1st of the year of admission to a service academy:
- Be a U.S citizen and legal resident of the Seventh Congressional District of Indiana.
- Be at least 17 years of age and not past their 23rd birthday (25 for the Merchant Marine Academy).
- Be unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.
Please note that the acceptance of an appointment to a United States service academy commits a candidate to five years of active duty and three years of reserve service after graduation.
If you are applying for a congressional nomination to a service academy, please click here to download the U.S. Service Academy Nomination Application form. If you have any questions, please call my district office at (317) 283-6516.
A complete nomination packet includes the above application and the following supplemental materials:
- Three Letters of Recommendation (Must be Non-familial)
- Recent Photograph (Must be Attached to Application)
- OFFICIAL Transcripts from all high schools, preparatory academies and colleges attended
- Resume (include any extracurricular activities and community service)
- SAT/ACT Scores
- Personal Statement of approximately 500 words explaining your purpose for seeking a nomination, and why you are a highly qualified candidate.
Please note we are currently accepting applications for 2013 entry. Completed applications and all accompanying documents must be submitted directly to my District Office by November. 1, 2012.
Please remember that it is your responsibility to directly contact your academy or academies of choice to request a pre-candidate questionnaire and complete a candidate file. The questionnaire may also be completed online by visiting each academy's webpage.
Candidates will be evaluated using a competitive system recommended by the academies. The selection process includes a personal interview, and a review of your application, essays, academic records, letters of recommendation, community involvement, character and leadership experience.
Please note that a congressional nomination is not a guarantee of admission. The final decision will be made by the academy itself following a "whole-person" evaluation that considers a candidate's character, scholarship, leadership, physical aptitude, medical fitness, goals and motivation.