Military Academy 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 Schneider may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district. To request a Military Academy Nomination from our office, please complete the form below.
All materials for the academy classes of 2024 should be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019. These materials will be reviewed by my office and you will then be contacted to schedule an interview in November with our Service Academy Nomination Board. If you have any questions throughout the process, please contact Greg Claus at 847-383-4868 or email Greg.Claus@mail.house.gov.
Nomination Application Checklist:
- High School Transcript
- Test Scores - ACT (code: 7384) and/or SAT (code: 1626)
- 3 Recommendations (recommenders can use the sample form or submit their own letter) Recommendation form.pdf
- Signed student authorization and Parent authorization (if applicant is under 18 years) Nomination Authorization form 2019.pdf
Service Academy Information Session:
On April 4, 2018, Congressman Schneider hosted a Service Academy Information Session at Wheeling High School. Representatives from each of the five service academies and ROTC attended to discuss their programs and admissions process. Mateials presented at the session are available following the links below: