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US Service Academy Nominations

Each year, I have the privilege of nominating a select number of high school student scholars to the nation's prestigious Service Academies.

The Services Academies provide young people a world-class, tuition-free education that will prepare them for service in defense of the nation. While attending a Service Academy is a rewarding experience – the decision to enroll should be considered carefully.

Over the course of nearly four years, students will live in a highly controlled, fully immersive environment in which their physical and mental capabilities will be rigorously tested. Upon graduating the four year program, students receive a commission in the U.S. military and are required to serve five years on active duty and three years in the reserves.

Students who are interested in attending the Military Academy in West Point, NY, the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, or the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY should begin the application process during junior year of high school.

To begin the process, student must complete an application and submit materials to my office. After submission, applicants will be notified if they are eligible to advance in the process.

Nominations to the Service Academies are announced in December of students' senior year, and appointments are announced by the Service Academies the following June. Although a nomination is required for an appointment, it is not a guarantee of acceptance by a Service Academy.

If you are thinking about attending a Service Academy, or have any questions, please contact Antonio Baez at, or send a letter to one of my District Offices.

We are very proud of the previous outstanding nominees from Ohio's Ninth Congressional District, and I hope I can be of help to you if you aspire for a challenging education at a Service Academy.